needs to be reassured relevant staff have an informed knowledge base concerning the impact of risk-taking behaviours.
7 Children's Social Care need to assure the LSCB
, via an audit, that effective processes are in place to ensure that there is appropriate and consistent feedback to professionals who make safeguarding referrals.
is comprised of organisations including Cardiff council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Public Health Wales, South Wales Police, Wales Probation Trust, as well as representatives of headteachers and GPs.
are statutory partnerships that bring together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for helping to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.
Ms Hassall added: "Wirral LSCB
has worked closely with neighbouring Merseyside and Cheshire LSCB
's to develop a joint CSE strategy and with Merseyside Police to develop a protocol for identifying victims or children at risk, and provide appropriate support while robustly pursuing and prosecuting offenders.
consist of professionals from local authorities, health services, the police, the probation service, the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, schools, the voluntary sector and many others.
Anyone concerned about a child can call LSCB
on 0121 788 4333 during working hours, or 0121 605 6060 at evenings and weekends.
Chair: Jackie Carnell, Independent Chair, Stoke on Trent LSCB
and Staffordshire LSCB
interim chair Audrey Williamson said: "It is a tragedy when any child dies and our sympathies remain with Child D's family and those who loved her.
Gill Rigg, the author of a serious case review for LSCB
, wrote: "There were sufficient concerns identified on that evening, and on the following day, that could and should have triggered a child protection investigation had the totality of the information been considered at a strategy meeting.
They need the support and commitment of the leadership of their organisations, and the Pembrokeshire LSCB
(Local Safeguarding Children Board), if safeguarding arrangements for children in Pembrokeshire is to improve.
Front-line workers in direct contact with children, families and carers were often unaware of decisions and strategies of their relevant LSCB
or even of its existence, the report said.