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Posted November 14, 2018 by Richard Burrows
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Name of Author  RB
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Representing LSCB(s)  
Discussion

Hi 

You may be aware that Bexley, Devon and North Lincs have now published their plans for MASA

As plans are published we will seek to draw these to the attention of members and where possible make these accessible through the website. 
The revised guidance and new arrangements reflect the intention to encourage local determination of the ways in which the new partnerships will comply with the guidance. The journey and story behind each plan is different not only reflects local context but also the ways in which the new arrangements reflect what is important to the Safeguarding Partners locally. 
In sharing these documents the Association is not endorsing them as exemplars of good practice but does wish to encourage and support closer scrutiny for the purposes of promoting the development of new arrangements that are effective in improving outcomes for children and young people and ensure as much consistency in terms of practice and services for children, young people and their families.

https://www.devonchildrenandfamiliespartnership.org.uk/documents/2018/11/safeguarding-arrangements-for-children-and-young-people-in-devon-our-response-to-working-together-2018.pdf/

https://www.devonchildrenandfamiliespartnership.org.uk/documents/2018/11/safeguarding-arrangements-for-children-and-young-people-in-devon-our-response-to-working-together-2018.pdf/

 

http://www.northlincscmars.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CMARS-Local-Arrangements-Plan.pdf

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Posted October 16, 2018 by Sarah Webb
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Name of Author  Alan Caton
Job Title
 LSCB Chair
Representing LSCB(s)  Islington and Central Bedfordshire
Discussion

Q. How can we effectively engage/gain representation from ALL schools in an LSCB/MASA area - has anybody got an example of this please?

Thank you

 

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Posted October 16, 2018 by Sarah Webb
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Name of Author  Chris Miller
Job Title
 LSCB Chair
Representing LSCB(s)  Harrow
Discussion

Q. Where is there a co-located operational unit for police with social work/other agencies - any examples gratefully received, particularly "mature" ones, showing some history/experience. 

Please reply if you are, or know of one such!

Many thanks

 

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Posted September 30, 2018 by Paula St Aubyn
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Name of Author Paula St.Aubyn  
Job Title   LSCB  chair
 
Representing LSCB(s) Sefton  

Discussion

Have any MASAS  proposed  a revised  JD for a non exec chair under  the new arrangements ,with contractual changes ?     

 

 

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Revised JD
Posted October 3, 2018 by Sarah Webb

I hope some of those LSCBs who are making moves towards MASAs might reply with links to JDs.....

Meanwhile, I have uploaded a new Governance document - the UK Code - which might be of use. Its under Resources, in Effective Safeguarding Partnerships -Chair & Leadership ;

Board Leadership, Division of Responsibilities, Audit & Risk -all useful for MASA considerations, within the new UK Governance Code.

Posted September 21, 2018 by Richard Burrows
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Name of Author  Richard Burrows
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Representing LSCB(s)  
Discussion

https://policypress.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/protecting-children-time-for-a-new-story/

Not yet read this but an important contribution to the necessary debate about how we glue together the mosaic that is (and always has been) joint working to protect children. Particularly relevant possibly in terms of the debates many are having about the long term impact and potential of MASH and new models for thresholds? 

 

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Posted September 6, 2018 by Richard Burrows
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Name of Author  Richard Burrows 
Job Title
 Vice Chair
Representing LSCB(s)  NTLSCB and AILC
Discussion

A number of chairs have raised some important points that may benefit from further sharing of views and experiences.

These include ;

- Impact of Rapid Review requirement on current processes and therefore status of current arrangements (LSCB panels/decision making and commissioning)

- There are a number of positions being run up to the new national panel and we are starting to get responses, so it may be helpful to share these. 

- For example - Fitting in the rapid review (which is challenging for some in terms of timing) may not replace the need for the work that a panel does in accessing enough information to reach a determination and recommendation to the LSCB chair for her/his decision. In one instance a board has complied with the RR timeline and requirement but indicated to the national panel that this had not on this occasion provided sufficient information to meet with current requirements for the chair to make his decision. It appears that the NP has accepted this given that the feedback re RR to the NP provided sufficient information and rationale.

Another chair and board are trialling there existing process i,e SI notification triggering a panel and call for info as the RR with the proviso that this is unlikely to meet the 15 day requirement, and that the outcome may be as above or result in a chairs decision. This has yet to be submitted to the NP so feedback is not yet available

Another concern has been whether in making their decisions chairs should use the new WT - Closer examination however reveals Page 5 of the transitional guidance ( footnote 2)  states quite clearly that while LSCBs continue to exist they should continue to refer to WT 15  chapters 3 , 4 ( disregarding references to notifiable incidents and the national panel , and chapter 5.

 

 

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Posted August 13, 2018 by Sarah Webb
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Name of Author  Sarah Webb
Job Title
 AILC Policy Adviser
Representing LSCB(s)  National policy adviser
Discussion

Have any partnerships started to consider/decided anything regarding their MASA funding? 

This is a topical issue -if your area has even started this discussion, please do share any information here so that it's helpful to all members.

 

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