interagency cooperation

The aim of this Report was to develop a cohesive framework for dealing with sex offending. Some of the 73 recommendations build on the policies and processes already in place in order to strengthen existing measures aimed at protecting communities from sex offenders. Other recommendations support the introduction of new measures and new arrangements which will help to deliver a safer environment.

Pamphlet arguing that the child protection system in England needs fundamental reform. It uses systems theory to help clarify how cultural factors such as behavioural and professional norms, value systems and emotional and psychological states which are at the core of child protection must be addressed if reform is to be successfully achieved.

Guidance aimed at practitioners and front-line managers on how organisations and individuals should best work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This guidance supersedes previous guidance published in 1999.

Report containing Lord Laming's findings on the progress being made in implementing effective arrangements for protecting children in England following his Victoria Climbie Inquiry and his recommendations for further actions to be taken.

Framework designed to provide a systematic method of analysing, comprehending and recording what is happening to children and young people both within their families and the community where they live.

The Assessment, Intervention and Moving on project (AIM) provides a framework for the initial assessment of young people with sexually harmful behaviours in Greater Manchester to assist professionals to open a dialogue between partner assessors, young people and their families/carers, and to create consistency of assessments across agencies. AIM uses an assessment model to look at offence-specific factors, developmental factors, family/carer and environment/ community dynamics.

Webpage highlighting a publication and seven accompanying Powerpoint presentations aimed at those delivering training to all involved in social work and inter-agency assessments.

Child A died of natural causes in October 2007. There was no definite conclusion that abuse or neglect were contributory factors in the death. However, agencies had been involved with A’s family in the period prior to the death. Family circumstances included adverse physical conditions of the home; the failure to attend health appointments; the serious incidents of domestic violence; and the fact that both child A’s parents had been subject to Probation Orders in the period prior to her death.