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Meeting: 17/11/2022 - Children, Education and Families Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee (Item 43)

43 Bromley Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report (2021-22) pdf icon PDF 287 KB

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Report cef22067


The report set out the activity of Bromley Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (BSCP) for the 2021/22 financial year. It was a statutory requirement for safeguarding partnerships to publish an annual report under Working Together 2018 and, in line with statutory guidance and best practice, the report would be submitted to the Chief Executive, the Leader of the Council, the local Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.


In presenting the report, the Independent Chair of the Bromley Safeguarding Children’s Partnership advised that the annual report focused on activity during the COVID pandemic.  It was recognised that this did not necessarily meet the safeguarding needs of the post-COVID period, and the Strategic Safeguarding Threat Assessment process had been developed to offer a more timely mechanism to review emerging threats and support contemporary decision making.  Other areas of current emphasis included an improved referral mechanism and work in response to Ofsted’s Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges.


RESOLVED: That the annual report be noted, including the Bromley Safeguarding Children Partnership’s focus on coordinating the safeguarding work of agencies and ensuring this work is effective.