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									                                                 BRIDGEND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD
                                                     ACTION PLAN IN RESPECT OF CHILD E

Recommendation                 Action Already Taken                    Further Action          By Whom        By When      Update
13.1 Education               The Head of                          Reinforce through          Child                       Completed
                            Partnerships, Strategy &              single agency training     Protection Co-
The Education report        Commissioning has                     to schools.                ordinator
recommended that school written to all Head
records are kept together Teachers advising them
throughout the pupil’s      that all records are to be
time in Education.          kept together.
13.2 Health                 Minor Injury Protocol in              Protocol requires          Policy &         Sep 2009   On timelines
                            existence within the Trust.           updating to reflect this   Procedures                  for approval
To review action to be                                            recommendation.            Sub Group                   in Sep 2009
taken if a baby presents                                          It needs to be agreed
with a subconjunctival                                            by the LHB of Neath        LHB
haemorrhage that is not                                           Port Talbot
birth related or due to any
other medical cause
13.3 Children’s Services Assessment Team using                    Quality Assessment         Safeguarding     Sep 2009
                            ICS exemplars to record               Framework to ensure        Manager,
13.3.2 Children’s Services screening decisions and                routine case file audits   S&FS
must continue to record,    reasons.                              monitor recording of
in detail, screening                                              screening decisions.
decisions and the
reasons for these being
reached.
13.3.3 All Social Workers ICS exemplar ensures                    Quality assurance          Safeguarding                Completed
undertaking Initial         practitioners involve                 framework to ensure        Manager,
Assessments must            children/ young people                routine case file audits   S&FS
continue to involve young and record their views.                 and monitor the
people directly and                                               participation of young
ensure their views are                                            people.
sought and recorded.

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Recommendation                          Action Already Taken                Further Action      By Whom       By When      Update
14.1.1 Once reviewed                 P+P Sub Group to review             Policy to be        Safeguarding   Sep 2009   On timelines
and ratified The Minor               this policy in line with the         finalised           Manager,                  for approval
Injury policy should be              recommendation.                                          S&FS                      in Sep 2009
formally adopted as a
policy document of the
Local Safeguarding                                                       Training to be      Training       Dec 2009
Board.                                                                    arranged            subgroup
Bridgend Local
Safeguarding Children
Board should ensure that                                                 Implementation of    Audit &       Feb 2010
staff from member                                                         policy to be         Evaluation
agencies have receive                                                     monitored in         Sub -group
specific training on the                                                  sample of individual
management of minor                                                       cases.
injuries in non ambulant
children and the
implementation of this
policy. This training
should include a
component of multi-
agency working.




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Recommendation                         Action Already Taken           Further Action     By Whom    By When       Update
14.1.2 The recognition               As above.                    As above.            As above.   As above.   On timelines
and appropriate                                                                                                for approval
management of minor or                                                                                         in Sep 2009
“harbinger” injuries in
babies and very young
children is an essential
part of child protection
theory and practice.
Research and clinical
practice indicate that
small seemingly
insignificant injuries may
be a warning or
“precursor” of more
serious abuse and
potentially life threatening
injury such as head
injuries or fractures. It is
vitally important that all
staff are aware of this
and manage cases
according to
recommended policy




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Recommendation                         Action Already Taken            Further Action       By Whom    By When      Update
14.2.1 That Bridgend                 None                         Training Sub Group to   Training    Dec 2009   On timelines
Local Safeguarding                                                ensure this             Subgroup               for approval
Children Board ensures                                            recommendation is                              in Sep 2009
that all member agencies                                          covered in event
staff are aware of the                                            outlined in above
indicators of non                                                 (recommendation
accidental head injuries                                          14.1.1)
and their presentation.
They should be updated
on recent research and
current practice in this
field and have an
understanding of their
agency processes and
protocols in relation to
management of this
condition.
                                                                                                      Dec 2009   On timelines
14.2.2 This follows from
                                                                                                                 for approval
recommendation 1 above
                                                                                                                 in Sep 2009
– as a non accidental
head injury is a potentially
fatal injury or can leave a
child seriously impaired.
By addressing “minor”
injuries and supporting
families and protecting
children at risk we would
hopefully prevent this
happening.




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Recommendation                           Action Already Taken          Further Action         By Whom     By When   Update
14.3.1 Bridgend LSCB                  Various multi-agency        Review                    Policy &     Dec 2009
should satisfy itself that           information sharing          criteria/categories for   Procedures
multi-agency protocols               protocols already exist      inclusion in existing     Subgroup
are in place to ensure               (MAPPA, Domestic Abuse       multi-agency
that information is shared           MARAC, Safeguarding          information sharing
in such circumstances                Children and Vulnerable      protocols
when it is felt that an              Adult Procedures)
individual who poses a               although it must be noted
risk to adults may also              that the incident in
pose a risk to children or           question (elder abuse)
young people.                        may not necessarily
                                     trigger any of these.

14.3.2 The allegation of             Various multi-agency         Review                    Policy &     Dec 2009
domestic violence                    information sharing          criteria/categories for   Procedures
(against PGGM by child               protocols already exist      inclusion in existing     Subgroup
E’s father) was noted by             (MAPPA, Domestic Abuse       multi-agency
the SCR panel; the                   MARAC, Safeguarding          information sharing
complaint was withdrawn              Children and Vulnerable      protocols
and it was several years             Adult Procedures)
before Father had any                although it must be noted
children. The panel did              that the incident in
debate the possible risk             question (elder abuse)
to children when similar             may not necessarily
allegations are made and             trigger any of these.
how to respond. The
recommendation reflects
the need to look at
information sharing in
these cases


Amended: 22/05/09

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