REPORT OF AN INQUIRY. BY LORD LAMING. Presented to Parliament by the. Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report, The Lord Laming, March 3. The Government’s interim response to Lord. Appendix 1. The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report, Lord Laming,. March 1. LORD LAMING’S REPORT – AN ANALYSIS OF THE.
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A Progress Report on 12 March These are all summarised below. Strategic child protection priorities set across lamming and reflected in the priorities of frontline services. Establish a National Safeguarding Delivery Unit, whose remit ill include: All government departments to create a comprehensive approach to children through feport strategies and the organisation of their services. Regular review meetings for directors of children? The government should provide child protection training for council leaders and senior managers.
This should be monitored by government. Ofsted should give greater prominence to how well schools are fulfilling child protection responsibilities. Local authorities must implement this. Local authorities must ensure loed The Social Work Task Force should establish guidelines on guaranteed supervision time for social workers and the Department for Children, Schools should set out the elements of high quality supervision.
The protection of children in England: a progress report
The Department for Children, Schools and Families should set out elements of high quality supervision. The Department repirt Children, Schools and Families should consider the feasibility of a better single national Integrated Children? All police, probation, adult mental health and adult drug and alcohol services should understand referral processes.
The National Safeguarding Delivery Unit should urgently develop guidance alming referral and assessment systems and share it with local authorities, health and police. The Department for Children, Schools and Families should establish statutory representation on Local Safeguarding Children Boards from schools, adult mental health and adult drug and alcohol services.
The Social Work Task Force should: The General Social Care Council should: The government should introduce a fully-funded, practice-focused children? The introduction of a conversion qualification and English language test for internationally qualified children? A named child protection lead in each setting should receive this training. The Department of Health should prioritise its commitment to promote the recruitment and professional development of health visitors.
The Department of Health should promote the statutory duty of all GP providers to comply with child protection legislation and to ensure that all individual GPs have the necessary skills and training to carry out their duties. The Department of Health should work to develop a national training programme to improve the understanding and skills of the children?
The Home Office should take national action to ensure that police child protection teams are well resourced and have specialist training. Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation should ensure their staff have the skills, expertise and capacity to inspect the safeguarding and child protection elements of frontline services.
Ofsted Inspectors responsible for inspecting child protection should have direct experience of child protection work. The Department for Children, Schools and Families should revise guidance to say that the formal purpose of Serious Case Reviews is to learn lessons for improving individual agencies, as well as for improving multiagency working.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families should ensure that the Serious Case Review panel chair has access to all of the relevant documents and staff they need. The Department for Children, Schools and Families should ensure Serious Case Reviews focus on the effective learning of lessons and implementation of recommendations and the timely introduction of changes to protect children.
Ofsted should focus its evaluation of Serious Case Reviews on the depth of the learning a review has provided and the quality of recommendations it has made to protect children. The Department for Children, Schools and Families should underline the importance of a high quality, publicly available executive summary which accurately represents the full report, contains the action plan in full, and includes the names of the Serious Case Review panel members.
Chairs and authors must complete a training programme provided by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
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Ofsted should produce reports at six-monthly intervals, which summarise the lessons from Serious Case Reviews. The government must provide further guidance to Local Safeguarding Children Boards on how to operate effectively following recent Loughborough University research.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards should include membership from the senior decision makers from all safeguarding partners. Local Safeguarding Children Boards should report to the Children? The government must ensure children? The Department for Children, Schools and Families must sufficiently resource children? A national annual report should be published lorf safeguarding and child protection spend against assessed needs of children.
The Ministry of Justice should lead on a system-wide target that lays responsibility on all participants in the care proceedings system to reduce damaging delays.
The Ministry of Justice should appoint an independent person to review the impact of court fees. In the absence of incontrovertible repoet that the fees had not acted as a deterrent, they should then be abolished. Alex repirt interested in the strategic application of learning and development.
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