HEALTH ELEMENTS OF THE WBC OFSTED REPORT
NOTE: INFORMATION TAKEN FROM MAIN BODY OF THE REPORT
POSITIVE POINT TO NOTE ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED AND ACTION
Point 11 Point 12 / 38
Agencies (including the PCT) identified and Slow progress in the development of joint
raised some concerns. Health was one of PCT and Local Authority commissioning
those agencies. arrangements.
WSCB now been considerably strengthened. Note: We acknowledge that progress was
Independent chair Edwina Harrison now not made as a quickly as we would have
appointed to the WSCB. liked, however, we can confirm that more
recently a significant amount of progress has
been made which can be demonstrated by
joint service specification and commissioning
process for tier 2/3 CAMHs service and the
service provider has been identified. The
team has been strengthened. No Looked
after children on the waiting list.
Multi Agency response to missing children
are robust. The commissioning board of the PCT has
identified weakness in the collation of its
overall performance and monitoring
Note: The PCT does have robust
arrangements for collating and monitoring
performance. The PCT holds regular and
well documented review meetings with the
acute Trust and 5 Boroughs Partnership.
The provider arm of the PCT (CSU) provides
update reports via the CSU safeguarding
Point 17 Point 42
Effective multi agency working, including Lack of capacity within the PCT in terms of
health professionals, is resulting in improved the designated nurse post.
Note: The capacity has been increased in
the last six months.
Point 18 Point 44
Partnership working, including health, to
safeguard children from domestic abuse is Accurate recording of training activity within
satisfactory and staff across the agencies are the PCT and insufficient numbers of staff
aware of the risks to children. undertaking training.
Note: The PCT has addressed this and can
confirm that 97% of staff have undertaken
the level 1 Safeguarding Children training.
Point 20 Point 45
The majority of schools have ‘healthy Lack of partnership working in respect of the
schools’ status development of Tier 1 and Tier 2 CAMHS
Note: Joint commissioning of CAMHs
services is now much stronger, and the
results of this can be seen in the jointly
commissioned tire2/3 service from 5BP.
Agencies, including health are working well
together through the CAF and family support
model – engaging children and families with
lower levels of need.
Health making appropriate referrals of
children who are at risk of harm to children’s
social care services.
Health care records are subject to regular
audit and evaluation and health staff are
supported by regular and effective child
Along with the council and partners,
managers and staff within health services
demonstrate motivation and a commitment to
providing quality services to children.
Safeguarding Children training in the PCT is
Effective working arrangements for looked
after children with a designated nurse who
works effectively and flexibly with young
Committed practitioners and front line staff
across agencies, including health, have
continued to secure adequate and often
good outcomes for looked after children.