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BSCB Audit findings

Our Performance & Quality Assurance Sub Group conducts and commissions multi agency audits to help us assess the quality of services for children and young people and identify areas for improvement. The following documents provide headline findings from recent audits.
We would encourage you to share these within your agency so that learning is shared and can help us improve outcomes for children and young people.

Date Title of Audit
November 2019 Domestic Abuse
April 2019 Children at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation
July 2018 Re-Referrals
July 2018 Children With Disabilities
October 2017 Domestic Abuse
August 2017 Private Fostering Survey
June 2017 Neglect: A Summary of Local Activity
January 2017 Child Sexual Exploitation and the Transition to Adult Services
November 2016 Pre Birth Safeguarding
April 2016 Children subject to Child Protection Plans for Neglect
April 2016 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) & the Swan Unit
September 2015 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) & Multi-agency Working
August 2015 Supervision
July 2015 Multi Agency Early Help
July 2015 Sexual Abuse in Neglect Situation
June 2015 Safe and Smooth Transitions: Safeguarding Young People in Transition
June 2015 Children In Need (CIN)


Challenge Sessions

Challenge sessions are a good way to encourage learning and questioning in a multi agency setting. The format brings together representatives from across partners to look at a particular topic during a short and focused session. This provides opportunity to share good practice, understand what is working well and where there might be room for improvement. Areas for improvement are fed into our Board or Sub Group work plans. We would encourage you to share the learning within your own agency.

Date Title of Challenge Session
July 2016 Savile Inquiry Challenge Session

Lampard Report Briefing & Self Assessment tool (Savile enquiry)

March 2016 CSE Challenge Session – Commissioning
December 2015 Training, Learning & Development Challenge Session
September 2015 FGM Challenge Session
August 2015 CSE Challenge Session


Conferences and Events

The BSCB runs a number of conferences and events. We produce a short briefing paper after each event to summarise the key learning points for those that attended and to help us share the learning with a wider audience.

Date Title of Event
December 2019 BSCP End of Year Conference: Voice of the Child
September 2019 Serious Youth Violence Practitioner Event: Learning From Serious Case Review
June 2019 BSCP First Conference: Changes to Arrangements  & Learning from Local SCRs
November 2018 Case Review: Suicide
March 2018 Neglect Conference
Feb 2018 E-safety Conference for Professionals
June 2017 Professional Challenge & Escalation: Learning from a series of half day workshops
February 2017 Professionals Anti-bullying / E-Safety Conference
May 2016 & November 2015 MsUnderstood Events.
Alongside the event write up, the MsUnderstood Local Project Information Leaflet and Partnership Information Sheet will give you further information about this work.
May 2016 CSE Pop Up event

For Serious Case Review learning click here