Event Summary

Social workers carried out 10% more enquiries (217,800) under section 47 of the Children Act 1989* this year than in 2020-21. It is now more important than ever to collaborate to improve outcomes for children.

Local councils, social services, education, policing, and health have a Duty to notify the independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel of all serious incidents involving children.

Join Westminster Insight’s Digital Workshop for practical guidance on Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews. The workshop will be led by Suzy Kitching MBE, an author for Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews. She will share her insights on how to prepare for reviews.

Understand how the Reviews work, and your roles and responsibilities as a safeguarding practitioner. What are the latest recommendations to improve safeguarding structures?

You will learn when to notify the independent Child Practice Review Panel. You will gain practical experience on how to communicate with other agencies, and when to share information. How do you ensure that the lessons are learned and embedded into future practice?

To help plan and prepare for reviews, you will learn how to address challenges with procedures, reporting and demonstrating evidence. You will explore how to manage expectations and engage with families and children throughout the process.

This half-day online workshop will bring together audiences from local authorities, children’s services, health, policing, and education, with plenty of time to learn, interact and discuss practical issues in groups. Take part in scenarios, such as an example of a multi-agency review, with feedback from the experts.

 ++ Use the event to contribute 3.5 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development ++

*Department for Education, 2022

Key Points

  • What, when and how: understanding Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and roles and responsibilities
  • What does an effective Child Review look like? Getting procedures right
  • Working in collaboration with different agencies and the Independent Review Panel
  • Preparing and planning for reviews: multi-agency and partnership reviews
  • Learning lessons, implementing recommendations, and improving safeguarding structures
  • Getting it right for every child: following clear procedures, processes, and frameworks
  • Engaging families and children