This report sets out the key findings from a compliance audit and ‘deep dive’ analysis of safeguarding partnerships’ yearly reports. This analysis was undertaken for the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (‘the Panel’) by What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) and John Harris, one of the Panel’s Pool of Reviewers (who also coordinated the development and delivery of the Panel’s Annual Report 2019-20).
The analysis addresses three key questions:
- To what extent do safeguarding partnerships’ yearly reports meet the requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018?
- What can we learn about the priorities and practice issues safeguarding partnerships have been focussing on? (prioritisation, progress, use of evidence and impact)
- What can we learn about how safeguarding partnerships’ are undertaking, sharing, disseminating and embedding learning from rapid reviews and local child safeguarding practice reviews? (Dissemination and embedding of learning)
This report was published as part of a suite of reports by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, including their annual report and a review of Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and rapid reviews.