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Improving Services 

No single professional or agency can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

It is the role of the NSCP to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area.

You can find out more about our strategic priorities in our latest  NSCP Business plan for 2016.17.

Joint Targeted Area Inspection

As public organisations, the LSCB and our key partners are subject to external inspections. Since 2016,  there has been a new multi-agency framework in place called Joint Targeted Area Inspections.


What is it?

Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) is an inspection conducted jointly by Ofsted, Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP). The framework evaluates how local authorities, the police, health, probation and youth offending services are working together to identify, support and protect vulnerable children and young people.

There will be up to 11 inspectors, usually comprising three inspectors from each of Ofsted, HMIC and the CQC, and two from HMI Probation.

These are unannounced inspections and can happen at any time.

Each JTAI will include a “deep dive” investigation in a thematic area. Previously these have been on child exploitation and missing and children living with domestic abuse.

Current Theme: May to December 2017

The current theme is on Neglect and will take place between May to December.

The deep dive element will focus on the experiences of children aged between 7 and 15 years old. The evaluation of the multi-agency front door services will focus on children of all ages who have been or are suspected of neglect.

Find out more

Joint Targeted Area Inspection – Neglect leaflet

JTAI Framework

JTAI Framework – Neglect

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