Consultation on Working Together 2018

Posted on Monday 27th November 2017

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Working Together 2018 Consultation

The Department for Education has revised the guidance Working together to safeguard children: guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, to include the changes needed to support the new system of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017. These changes relate to the:

  • replacement of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) with local safeguarding partners
  • establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel 
  • transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from LSCBs to new Child Death Review Partners.

Views are also sought on 2 sets of statutory instruments (regulations):

  • the Local Safeguarding Partner (Relevant Agencies) (England) Regulations
  • the National and Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review (England) Regulations.

This SCB briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation. 

Working Together 2018 Exec Summary & Detailed Report Nov 2017

The deadline for responses to the consultation is 31 December 2017.