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Child Protection

A Regulatory Perspective

John Farrelly

Principal Officer

Head of Children Services


Our Role

“promote safety and quality in the provision of health, and personal social services for the benefit

of the health and welfare of the public”

(Section 7 of the Health Act 2007 (as amended))

  • Setting standards

  • Monitoring compliance with standards and regulations

  • Registration and inspection

  • Advising on the collection and sharing of information

  • Evaluating clinical/cost effectiveness of health technologies

  • Providing advice to the Ministers and HSE

  • Investigating serious concerns


Compliance Monitoring


Process to Child Protection Commencement

1. Standards Advisory Group

2. Public consultation (Dec 2011)

4. Submit final draft Standards to HIQA Board (Jan 2012).

5. Seek Ministerial mandate first quarter 2012.

6. Inform Services

7. Begin Monitoring


NationalStandards

  • Roadmap

  • Common language to describe a high quality, safe and reliable service

  • Basis for improving quality and safety of services

  • Promote evidenced based child centred practice that is up to date, effective and consistent


Scope of Draft National Standards

  • To monitor the HSE’s performance of its functions under section 3 of the Child Care Act, 1991

  • To monitor the implementation of Children First in HSE Children and Family Services

  • To support, promote and inform continuous improvement in child protection and welfare in HSE Children and Family Services


Structure of the Standards

1. Themes

2. Standard statements

3. Each standard statement will have a number of features (examples of the arrangements and outcomes that services should consider in meeting this standard).


Governance, Leadership and Management

Governance, Leadership and Management

Workforce

Workforce

Use of Resources

Use of Resources

Use of Information

Use of Information

Capacity/Capability Factors

Dimensions of Quality

Child-centred Services

Effective Services

Safe Services

Promoting Children’s Wellbeing


Governance, Leadership and Management

  • Implementation of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011)

  • Compliance with legislation, regulations, national policies and national standards

  • Clear accountability and objectives

  • Formalised governance

  • Risk management, auditing and monitoring


Workforce

  • Staff supported and provided with appropriate training.

  • Planned, organised & managed to achieve service objectives

  • Safe recruitment practices to recruit people with required competencies.


Child-centred Services

  • Children are at the centre of all the service does

  • Services are designed and delivered around the needs of children

  • Children have a right to be safeguarded/ protected

  • Complaints process

  • Services are safe and do no harm

  • Children are protected from harm

  • Effective processes in place for the assessment of child protection and welfare concerns

Safe Services


Effective Services

  • Services planned and delivered based on evidence

  • Children have multidisciplinary assessment of their needs

  • Integrated service delivery

  • Services deliver best possible outcomes for children


Compliance Monitoring


Information Sources


Monitoring: Tools

Info/Data

Professionals

Relatives

Monitoring Compliance

Observation

Interviews

Record Review

Children


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