Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

From 31st March 2017 Worcestershire has provided child safeguarding procedures as part of a West Midlands consortium along with the safeguarding partners in eight other areas. It was felt that it would be sensible to move to a more regional approach to multi-agency working around safeguarding, especially in light of the fact that so many partner organisations (including Police, Probation, Health and many others) span an area that crosses local authority boundaries.
The consortium has its own website Regional Child Protection Procedures for West Midlands which is split into three sections:
  • Statutory Child Protection Procedures
  • Regional Safeguarding Guidance
  • Local Area Specific Safeguarding Information and Procedures
The Procedures are regularly updated and there is an easy to view page with recent amendments. There is also a facility to register for update information.