Page updated on 14th June 2021
Safeguarding partners have worked together during 2020 and 2021 to produce 4 key documents to help practitioners work together, with children, young people and families with the complex area of neglect.
The strategy describes safeguarding partners strategic approach to neglect and is on THIS LINK.
NEW!! practitioners guidance is on THIS LINK.
The Neglect tool is designed to help gain an understanding of whether the case you are concerned about is neglect, understand the degree of neglect and its various aspects and it should also be completed when making referrals where there is a concern about neglect. The tool is on THIS LINK.
NEW!! On THIS LINK you will find the new Well-Being tool and guidance. This helps practitioners to create a dialogue with parents/carers and their children and can be used where there are any issues to discuss, not just neglect. Rooted in the UN convention on the rights of the child, the tool helps parents, carers and professionals to evaluate any areas they will need help and support with. This tool is ideal for initiating conversations which might otherwise be difficult and empowers parents/carers to seek help and guidance with the fear of stigma or judgement. Practitioners who use the tool are asked to feed back their observations and comments to Betty Lynch. The tool is a new approach so may need to change over time as people use it more and more.
NEW!! Well-Being professional guidance is on THIS LINK.
NEW!! Well-Being Tool guidance for parents is on THIS LINK.
Multi-agency training on neglect in 2021 and 2021 is currently being planned. See the training page for further details.
All the above work is the result of safeguarding partners working together, creating together and delivering together. The "Advancing Safeguarding Practice" group, now a sub-group of the SLG continues to work on key areas of practice.