The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced new flexible arrangements for safeguarding children. From 29 June 2019 the local authority, police and health have an equal and shared duty to work together (in partnership with other relevant agencies) to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in a local area. All local areas must publish their arrangements by 29 June 2019. After which time, the local safeguarding children board for that area will cease to exist.
The cross-government safeguarding implementation board will be hosting a series of regional events for local areas to network and share learning on implementing the reforms in 2018, with further events in June 2019.
The regional event for the West Midlands will be held in Birmingham.
10.00- 10.30 Arrival and registration
10.30- 10.45 Introduction and scene setting
10.45 -11.25 Session 1: Table discussion: What stage is your local area up to in planning for the reform programme?
11.25-12.15 Session 2: Presentation: National Children’s Bureau and the Early Adopters Programme
13.00-14.00 Session 3: Presentation: National and local learning reviews
14.00-15.00 Session 4: Table discussion: Independent scrutiny, child death reviews, funding, practice issues: What are the different options you are considering, in your local context, related to this theme?
15.00-15.15 Plenary session and Q&A
15.15-15.30 Final remarks
28th November 2018Time:
10:00 - 15:30Location:
Jurys Inn Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ
These events are free to attend. Places will be limited, so you are invited to register your interest by following the Eventbrite link here.