The ten members of the Internal Safeguarding Board (ISB) meet every Monday in order to feedback any actions or concerns that have arose during the previous week.
- All professionals have differing and varied attitudes to children and family life.
- All professionals have differences in terms of their role, status, power and authority.
- All professionals have different professional priorities and structures.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility!
- Statutory Guidance that governs the way in which agencies protect children
- Much more focused on legal requirements
- Early Help
- Substantial and sustainable improvement
All agencies and professionals should:
Interagency Working Together
- Be alert to potential indicators of abuse or neglect
- Be alert to the risks that individual abusers, or potential abusers, may pose to children
- Share and help to analyse information so that an assessment can be made of the child’s needs and circumstances.
- Contribute to whatever actions are needed to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare
- Take part in regularly reviewing the outcomes for the child against specific plans
- Work co-operatively with parents, unless this is inconsistent with ensuring the child’s safety.
- Act as an effective advocate for the child ensuring their views, thoughts and feelings are heard and considered.
Further Information and Links
- Develops a common knowledge and understanding of the requirements of all agencies involved with safeguarding.
- Develops effective local networking communication channels to be established.
- Pools specialist agency knowledge & offers families a combined approach from different disciplines.
- Enables different agency professionals to understand each others’ roles.
- Allows professionals to support each other, given the emotive issues that are involved in Child Protection working.
- Agencies are wholly committed to multi-disciplinary working under the LSCB and “Working Together” guidelines.