Child Safeguarding Process

1.     “How are local ‘safeguarding issues and emerging threats’ analysed and where would data have been drawn from?

From analysing and extrapolating information/data from case audits, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs), Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) contacts, Eclipse, Appreciative Inquiries, actions from sub-groups of Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) DCFP sub-group meetings, finding from the Quality Assurance Delivery Group (QADG) and recommendations from the Practice Development Group (PDG).

2.     How are the findings from the data shared locally?

Through the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) via audits reports and reviews, then via e-mail to partners, website/news bulletin, Twitter and Partners’ own websites/social media

3.     How are services shaped and resources allocated locally to protect children and young people?

In respect of children’s social care, changes to resources are based on service reviews drawing upon evidence and management information to inform decisions.  Individual agencies hold responsibility for their specific services, aligned closely with the work of the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP).

4.     Does the Local Safeguarding Partners oversee, monitor and quality assure safeguarding training locally if so by whom?”

The Workforce Development Group monitors and quality assures safeguarding training locally – all training delivered by contracted providers has also been quality assured through the Commissioning and Procurement tendering system.