Priorities for 2021-2022 business year are:
1. Early Help
This work is part of a whole system approach and is based on a clear understanding of local need. The Partnership’s priority is to ensure that there is clear coordination and quality assurance of early help; with effective integration between the front door with a shared focus on the journey and experience of the child and family.
2. Think family: Domestic Abuse and Neglect
The Safeguarding Partnership actively monitors, promotes, coordinates and evaluates the work of partner agencies to help, protect children at risk of domestic abuse, including working effectively with other multi-agency groups that have responsibility for responding to domestic abuse.
The Partnership actively monitors, promotes, coordinates and evaluates the work of the all agencies to ensure the help and protect children at risk of neglect, this includes working effectively with other multi-agency groups that have responsibility for responding to neglect.
3. Contextual Safeguarding
The Partnership will work with all agencies to ensure that there is a highly coordinated multi-agency and whole-council approach to a range of adolescent risks that occur in contexts beyond the family home (e.g. neighbourhood, schools, local shopping centres, youth venues etc.). These risks include child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, serious youth violence, peer on peer abuse, harmful sexual behaviour and other overlapping form of harm. The Partnership is aware of the risks of exploitation in their local area.
This Business Plan contains the MSCP priority actions. The on-going work of the MSCP and its Sub-Groups and Task Groups continues alongside it and will be incorporated into the Sub-Groups’ annual work plans and reporting cycle to the MSCP.
New priorities may be added during the year, including any identified risks which will be monitored in the confidential risk log below.
The Plan will be updated and presented to each MSCP meeting by the Partnership Manager for monitoring and exception reporting