Nigel Boulton, Russell Wate QPM

Multi-agency Safeguarding 2nd Edition


A handbook for protecting children and vulnerable adults



Any practitioner who begins work in the difficult and unique professional arena of public protection feels that they are entering a different world, made up of its own unique processes and guidelines and which, on many occasions, appears to have a language of its own.

This long-awaited second edition of our best-selling book has been fully updated by its expert editors, Dr Russell Wate QPM and Nigel Boulton, both former police officers and current specialist consultants in safeguarding. It has been considerably expanded to include new legislation and guidance (including full compliance with Working Together 2018), as well as to tackle contemporary issues that are of much concern to workers in today’s safeguarding arena, including:

• Lived Experience of Children
• Gangs and county lines
• Unaccompanied minors
• Private fostering
• Modern slavery
• Edge of care and transitioning
• Young carers
• Safeguarding in non-statutory settings
• Harmful cultural practices

The book is a vital aid to all those working in the field of child and adult services. It provides a valuable overview of the major and very different areas of public protection practice. It aims to translate the processes, guidelines and language to enable them to have a workable understanding of the varied areas of practice that may impact their own working lives.



Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 19 December 2019

Provisional chapters

  • Safeguarding children
  • Complex child abuse
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Sexual violence
  • Exploitation both in Children and in Adults, which will cover some of these bullet points



Dr Russell Wate QPM and Nigel Boulton


Multi Agency Safeguarding 2nd edition is intended to be useful to all professionals, regardless of role, experience or status within the public, private and voluntary sectors, who may need a swift and important insight into a professional world that they may not be wholly conversant with.

This could include not just police investigators, but all specialist practitioners, whether working in social work, probation, health services and education, not forgetting the key role that voluntary sector workers play in keeping vulnerable people safe.


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