Anyone working with children has a duty of care to keep them safe. It is our job to protect children from any form of harm including physical, mental or sexual abuse. We need to ensure we understand the responsibilities, which are part of our role as childcare carers. We must always act, and be seen to act, in a child’s best interests. Children and young people are often vulnerable as they are yet to develop the physical capacity to fully care for themselves. They need care and protection from the adults around them. Everyone who is working with children will have to have an up to date DBS check to ensure they are safe to work with young children and babies.