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Government review ‘Working Together’

A Government Consultation on changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 closed on 4th September 2012. Three new documents are expected to be released soon:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2012. This is likely to be considerable shorter than the 2010 version is expected to state the legislative requirements, explain what the expectations are of all agencies engaged in the protection of children.
  • Managing Individual Cases: the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.  This document is expected to outline the responsibilities and actions that must be taken where there are concerns that children are suffering (or likely to suffer) significant harm. Setting out the principles of assessment to guide local arrangements
  • Statutory Guidance on Learning and Improvement.  This document relates to Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards requirement to analyse, learn and improve practice from the study and reflection of case histories.

Once the new documents have been published they will be made available on our website but in the meantime Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010  remains in force.