The revised Working Together was published for consultation on 25 October 2017 and will close on 31 December 2017. The documents for consultation are:
Further details can be found by following this link: https://consult.education.gov.uk/child-protection-safeguarding-and-family-law/working-together-to-safeguard-children-revisions-t/
Ofsted has published a report looking at the extent to which children’s social care, health professionals, the police and probation officers are effective in safeguarding children who live with domestic abuse. Findings from joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) carried out by inspectors from Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, and HM Inspectorate of Probation in six local authorities in England include: professionals have made progress in dealing with the immediate challenges presented by the volume of cases of domestic abuse; too little work is being done to prevent domestic abuse and repair the damage that it does. The report calls for: a national public service initiative to raise awareness of domestic abuse and violence; and for a greater focus on perpetrators and better strategies for the prevention of domestic abuse.
Further information: The multi -agency response to children to children living with domestic abuse (PDF)
Bills currently going through the Parliament are listed below and can be accessed by clicking on the name of the Bill.
Research in Practice has issued a frontline briefing for practitioners to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Sutton LSCB members can access a copy for free by emailing email@example.com
There is an urgent need to recognise prenatal alcohol exposure at an early stage and to develop pathways for diagnosis, assessment and support. This briefing introduces practitioners working with children and families to key research and practice surrounding FASDs, including:
Aimed at: Early help, targeted support and statutory services with children and families.
Source: Research in practice