Proposals for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children

Summary

Please note: this consultation is now closed.

Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons are committed to the introduction of a new joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children in England. These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of local authority and partners’ services for children who may be at risk of harm, including the effectiveness of early identification and early help.

This consultation seeks your views on the proposals for these new inspections. The closing date for responses has been extended from Tuesday 02 October 2012 to Friday 05 October 2012.

If you have a complaint or comment about HMIC’s approach to consultation, you can register this by emailing haveyoursay@hmicfrs.gov.uk (e-mail address)

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Proposals for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children – full consultation report (PDF, 594KB, new window) (PDF document)

Proposals for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children – response form (OpenDocument Text, 180KB, new window) (Document)

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Press release for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children consultation