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Report
Multi Agency Inspection Briefings
27th & 28th March 2013
Meena Kishinani
Divisional Director Strategic Commissioning
and Safeguarding
Feedback From Pilot Inspections
• Pilots took place in Warrington,
Northampton, Camden, Newham and
Hackney
• Unrelenting focus on practice and
outcomes
• Very few focus groups
• Expectations to achieve good are very
high
Cont……
• If Inadequate on any area, Inadequate
overall
• A lot of time spent with front line staff
asking questions and observing practice
• Focus on leadership – how much do they
know about quality of interventions
• Thinking about combining Looked After
Children and Safeguarding into one
Inspection
Cont…..
• They asked to see a list of referrals made
by Probation, Health and the Police that
did not result in Assessment
• Partnership Thresholds – how well are
they understood
• Will attend ICPC’s
• In depth look at about 20 and then
randomly look at possibly another 100
Cont…..
• Focus on Supervision and Management
oversight
• Missing Children and Child Sexual
Exploitation had a big focus
• Early Intervention and Child’s Journey
• Impact of Interventions
PRACTICE, PRACTICE
PRACTICE!!
Issues from
Safeguarding and
Looked After Children
Inspection in June 2012
Safeguarding
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Record Keeping
Management Oversight
Follow up of concerns raised
Assessment of risk
Children in Need responses
Supervision
Domestic Violence
Cont……
• Views of Children and Young People are
clearly documented
• Quality of Child Protection plans
• Attendance at CP conferences by DR’s
• Hospital follow up A&E etc
• Substance misuse screening
• Integrated approach to sexual health
services
Cont……
• Relationships with Adult Mental Health
and Probation need to be strengthened
• Appropriate training and development
• Tier 2 interventions are timely and
responsive
• Too many Police Protections
Looked After Children
• Corporate Parenting
• Update assessments of LAC regularly to
reflect their changing needs
• Personal Education Plans
• CAMHS Support – Emotional Health and
Wellbeing
• Strategic Planning for looked after children
• Preparing children for a placement move
Cont…..
• Independent Visitors available as
requested
• LAC Pledge
• Health to fill all designated posts for LAC
and Safeguarding
• Quality Assurance and Audit are in place
• Health assessments, health plans and
health reviews
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