Resolving Professional Disputes

When working in the arena of safeguarding, it is inevitable that at times there will be professional disagreement between agencies. Whilst this is accepted, it is vital that such differences do not affect the outcomes for children and young people / adults at risk. Professional disagreement is only dysfunctional if not resolved in a constructive and timely fashion.

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board strongly encourage the use of the below procedures to support the process for resolving professional differences between agencies.

Safeguarding Children – Resolving Professional Disagreements and Escalation Procedure

Safeguarding Adults – Resolving Professional Disputes and Escalation Procedure