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Children Trust Board Medway Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2011/12 Business Plan 2012/13. Marilyn Hodges Independent Chair. Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB). Set up under the Children Act 2004 and has the following main objectives:

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Children trust board medway safeguarding children board annual report 2011 12 business plan 2012 13

Children Trust BoardMedway Safeguarding Children BoardAnnual Report 2011/12 Business Plan 2012/13

Marilyn Hodges Independent Chair


Medway safeguarding children board mscb

Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB)

Set up under the Children Act 2004 and has the following main objectives:

  • To coordinate the activity of each agency represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Medway

  • To ensure the effectiveness of the activity of those agencies for that purpose

    The MSCB operates from a pooled budget of contributions from statutory partners


The children s trust board

The Children’s Trust Board

The CTB – drawing on support and challenge from the LSCB – will ensure that the Children and Young Persons Plan reflects the strengths and weaknesses of safeguarding arrangements and practices in the area and what more needs to be done by each partner. WT para 3.59


Review of business plan 2011 12

Review of Business plan 2011-12

3 key aims:

1.To ensure the effectiveness of the work of local partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

  • To ensure the effective coordination of local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people

    3Promote the wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children


Ensure the effectiveness of local partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Ensure the effectiveness of local partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

  • Pilot a quality assurance framework

  • Develop a picture of safeguarding need that partners together may not yet be meeting

  • Develop learning and development activity in relation to safeguarding and improve supervision


Ensure effective coordination to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people

Ensure effective coordination to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people

  • Review the effectiveness of domestic abuse services and identify improvements needed.

  • Risk and protective factors that impact on children and their families, looking at professionals, assessment, plans and outcomes.

  • Safeguarding vulnerable adolescents

  • Evaluate the threshold criteria

  • Munro review of child protection


Promote the wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children

Promote the wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children

  • HMIP inspections of HMPYOI Cookham Wood

  • Monitoring improvements:

    • 10% reduction in acts of violence

    • Significant increase in young people feelings of safety, up to 79%, above national comparisons

    • 20% reduction in the use of physical force.

    • 16 % reduction in incidents of young people self harming.


Context for 2012 13

Context for 2012/13

  • Medway 240 out of 354 on national child wellbeing index

  • Increase in referrals to children’s social care up 60% and more complex

  • Children protection plans – highest numbers from Chatham Central and Luton and Wayfield

  • 24% increase in DA cases

  • Child trafficking and sexual abuse


Business plan 2012 13 key priorities

Business Plan 2012-13 Key Priorities

Ensure the effectiveness of local partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

  • Demonstrate how safeguarding activity improve outcomes in children’s lives

  • Ensure the effectiveness of partners’ early help and joint working to safeguard children


2012 13 key priorities cont

2012/13 Key Priorities cont.

Ensure effective coordination to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

  • Demonstrate how MSCB adds value

  • Ensure procedures and new ways of working are in place

  • Ensure the public know who to contact


2012 13 key priorities cont1

2012/13 Key Priorities cont.

Protect and promote the well being of vulnerable groups of children

  • Ensure that children who are subjected to domestic abuse are identified, protected and supported

  • Reduce the incidence of children who are trafficked or sexually exploited


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