Safeguarding Children: Effective Collaboration for Child Protection and Wellbeing
11 May 2017
The recommendations stressed in the 2016 Wood report pave the way for a fundamental reform of the system for protecting and safeguarding children. A new, more effective statutory framework sets out strategic multi-agency arrangements to ensure services are coordinated across a spectrum encompassing child protection, safeguarding and wellbeing. The key focus is to deliver a more effective model of multi-agency working across health services, the police and local government and to ensure all agencies are fully committed. Other vital partners such as the voluntary and community sector, schools, probation, the courts, and Cafcass also play very important roles in protecting children. More complex issues of safeguarding such as trafficking children, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and radicalisation and extremism, may often require a broader, community-wide response.
All agencies that work or come into contact with children have a responsibility to ensure safeguarding procedures are in place to protect them from harm. This conference aims to help all services and agencies on their journey to be better coordinated and inform practitioners how to create a safer, more consistent approach to protecting and safeguarding children and young people.
Benefits of Attending
- Learn more about the new statutory framework for multi-agency safeguarding procedures.
- Practical insights into setting out strategic multi-agency arrangements to ensure services are better coordinated across a spectrum encompassing child protection, safeguarding and wellbeing.
- Learn how services can make the key recommendations of the Wood review a reality.
- Gain a greater understanding of how to tackle more complex issues of safeguarding such as trafficking children, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and radicialisation and extortion.
Please find more information here.