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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.

 

 

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Consultation on Working Together 2018

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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. The SCB briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation.
Date:
27/11/2017

SSCB SCR poster 'Key themes from local serious case reviews'

Description
Since 2014 the SSCB has completed 3 serious case reviews, one of which is now published (Child B). The learning from these reviews has been pulled together in the form of a poster which aims to embed good practice and continuously improve front line practice. Please share this with all staff and include on internal training events.
Date:
24/08/2017

First Response IVR System

Description
From the 30th May 2017 our new First Response IVR system goes live and calls will be re-directed corresponding to the options chosen by the caller and specifically to colleagues in the Corporate Contact Centre
Date:
01/06/2017

BBC Three Girls Programme

Description
This programme showed true stories of victims of grooming and child sexual abuse (CSE) in Rochdale. On this page are resources to help you report CSE concerns about your own child or things you have seen.
Date:
22/05/2017
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