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Early Adopters Programme

There are 17 Early Adopter projects funded by the Department for Education. They are developing new and innovative approaches to establishing their new multiagency safeguarding arrangements and are finding practical solutions to implementation challenges.

The Department for Education, the Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care, along with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and NHS England, will work together to ensure that the findings will support local areas who are implementing their reforms later in 2019.

The National Children’s Bureau will draw together the lessons from each area and produce a nationally useful set of principles for effective implementation of the new arrangements. More information on the Early Adopters programme is available on the National Children’s Bureau site.

The Early Adopters programme will help support the transition of local areas across England to the new system of safeguarding and child death review partners by sharing the learning from their local areas with others. If you would like to get in touch with an Early Adopter area, please contact us on Safeguarding.REFORM@education.gov.uk.

Early Adopters projects and themes

Bexley/Greenwich/Lewisham

Independent scrutiny

Learning reviews

Child death reviews

 

Birmingham

Learning reviews

Working with the National Panel

 

Calderdale

Voice of the child

Engagement with schools

 

Devon/Plymouth/Torbay

Multi-agency outcomes framework

 

Dudley/Sandwell/Walsall/Wolverhampton

Multi-agency outcomes framework

 

Hertfordshire

Engagement with schools

Independent scrutiny

 

North Lincolnshire

Transitional arrangements

 

Northumbria

Alternate structural model

 

North West London Partnership

Regional alignment of Child Death Overview Panels

 

Reading/West Berkshire/Wokingham

Merging geographical boundaries

 

Salford

Local reviews

 

Solihull

Alternate structural model

 

Staffordshire/Stoke-on-Trent

Regionalisation

Engaging with schools

Integration of other safeguarding panels

 

Tameside

Independent scrutiny

Engagement with schools

Voice of the child

 

Trafford

Practice issues – Contextualised safeguarding

 

Wiltshire

Independent scrutiny

Consolidating boards

 

York

Engagement with schools

Voice of the child