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Common terminology

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Safeguarding terms change and evolve regularly. This happens as new laws come into place. It also happens when the sector realises language can be improved to more accurately represent people or to cause less harm.

This glossary was created in September 2019 and focuses on the words and phrases commonly used in England at the time.

Use these links, or the ones in the side menu to browse to the right part of the alphabet for the term you want to look up.

Page last edited Oct 03, 2019

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