Consultation on integrated inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and joint inspections of the Local Safeguarding Children Board

Summary

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This is a joint consultation on proposals for the integrated inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and the joint inspections of Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMI Prob) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) are committed to the introduction of a new integrated inspection of the arrangements for the help, care and protection of children in England.

These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of local authorities’ and partners’ services for children who may be at risk of harm, including the effectiveness of early identification and early help and the effectiveness of the response of services to children looked after and care leavers. In addition, the inspectorates propose to conduct a joint inspection of the effectiveness of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

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This consultation will be open until 12 September 2014.

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