Following e Jay report into the Rotherham child abuse scandal - which criticised the Metropolitan Council for failings in the handling of abuse - local authorities are reviewing their own VEMT
(vulnerable, exploited, missing, tra
At the time the panel met, 42 vulnerable young people were being monitored by the VEMT
but, during the past year, the number had been as high as 68.
The recommendations also include: A "short, sharp" check of current council procedures against national guidelines and communications between licensing and safeguarding teams; Tees Strategic VEMT
(Vul-nerable, Exploited, Missing and Trafficked children group) to explore the improved sharing of information between the Local Safeguarding Children's Board and health authorities, and | Increasing activities of Oper-ation Safe to be considered.