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					     Revised June 2006                                                                                                                   AGENDA ITEM 11
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                                                                              Child Protection Action Plan


STATEMENT                    ACTION                                               BY WHOM             TIMESCALE           PROGRESS                              Outcome

Statement 1

A child and young            Working with Education colleagues to ensure          School Nurses       Ongoing             Future development of                 Working towards full
person centred culture.      there are mechanisms in place to support young                                               partnership working through           implementation by 2008
                             people and children.                                                                         implementation of Common
                                                                                                                          Assessment Framework

The PCT should ensure        Develop stronger links with colleagues in            School Nurses       Ongoing             Joint workshops held on               Ongoing
staff in all areas respond   Connexions to ensure the transfer of appropriate                                             information sharing
sensitively to the need of   information.
children and young people

                              “Drop in” sessions established within two middle    School Nurses       Ongoing             Achieved.                             Open access for young
                             schools and high schools.                                                                                                          people to seek advice
                                                                                                                                                                and support on health
                                                                                                                                                                issues

                             Awareness for all staff groups on safeguarding       Worcestershire      Ongoing             Mandatory Training continues          Provision of evidence on
                             children and young people                            Safeguarding                            and is recorded.                      numbers of staff trained
                                                                                  Board Trainers                                                                per year
                                                                                  Designated and
                                                                                  Named
                                                                                  professionals for
                                                                                  child protection

                             Identify specific needs of ethnic groups, ensuring   Helena Wood         End of March 2004   Liaised with Sure Start no format     Able to access translation
                             information is available in a format that reflects                                           for multicultural needs relating to   services via SureStart
                             multicultural needs.                                                                         child protection. Asian family link
                                                                                                                          officer will translate otherwise
                                                                                                                          interpreter will be brought in.
                             To meet the training needs of staff in respect of    Helena Wood         January 2004        Training ongoing                      CAHMS Toolkit now
                             emotional and behaviour problems of children         L.James                                                                       being used
                             and young people.                                    J.Harris                                                                      Clinical Supervision
                                                                                  A.Dodd                                                                        provided to School
                                                                                                                                                                Nurses two weekly from
                                                                                                                                                                CAMHS Pear Tree
                                                                                                                                                                Centre
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Statement 2
                              The PCT’s Estates strategy, should take into          PCT                  Ongoing
A safe environment.           account the need for designated children’s areas
                              when relocating or developing new services.
The PCT should ensure
the environments in which     The privacy and dignity of children and young         H.Wood               Ongoing      Achieved.                        Liaise with facilities to
we treat children are safe,   people should be maintained at all times.             Health Visitors                                                    ensure developments
and be able to minimise           -    No mobile phones in clinics                                                                                     consider childrens needs
the risks to those who use        -    Infants and children will not be
them.                                  undressed in public



Statement 3                   Sharing of information between professional           C Whitehouse         Ongoing      Completed
                              groups, in cases of child abuse or suspected                                             information now shared across
Policies and                  abuse, as specified in Working Together to                                              organisations.
communication.                safeguard children (HM Govt 2006).
The PCT must be               All staff groups have access to ACPC inter-           C.Whitehouse         Ongoing      Guidance now circulated.         Comply with national
confident that all staff      agency guidance on safeguarding children              J.Harris                          Database held by                 guidelines on information
know what to do and how                                                             L. James                          Worcestershire safeguarding      sharing issued April 2006
to do it in cases of child                                                                                            Board
abuse or neglect.
                                                                                                                                                       Guidance to be updated
                              Contact details for designated and named              C.Whitehouse         Completed    Reviewed, will be reviewed       by Worcestershire
                              professionals for child protection to offer advice    K                                 annually.                        Safeguarding Board to
                              and support to all staff groups on safeguarding       Sharpe/J.Pugh                                                      reflect government
                              children and promoting their welfare distributed to                                                                      guidance changes in April
                              all staff bases, including General Practices.                                                                            2006

                              Arrange for a specific child protection slot on       L.Way/J.Harris       Ongoing      Achieved.
                              induction.                                            L.James/
                                                                                    C Whitehouse

                              Develop Audit Mechanism to monitor adherence          C.Whitehouse/        Completed.   Audit in place.
                              to Child Protection Policies and Procedures.          J.Harris/L.James




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                                                                                                                                                                 Audit yearly completed
                                                                                                                                                                 May 2006
Statement 4                  Child Protection training to be mandatory for all   L.James/J.Harris   Completed               Completed. W/Shops now in
                             staff groups. This must be monitored and regular    C.Whitehouse.                              place on a rolling programme for
Accountability and           updates.                                                                                       all staff groups. Staff aware risk
responsibility.                                                                                                             register can be accessed via
The PCT has appointed        All staff to be made aware of process for                                                      emergency duty Social Work
appropriately experienced    accessing the at risk register out of normal                                                   Team.
individuals for child        working hours.
protection and can
demonstrates that they       Quarterly reports to the board on the monitoring    J.Pugh             November and            Quarterly reports provided.
are leading the planning,    of the PCTs action plan.                                               quarterly thereafter.
monitoring and
improvement of services      Bi-monthly child protection forums established      A.Dodd/H.Wood/     Ongoing                 Child Protection forum
to protect children and      within the PCT to ensure that the appropriate       L.                                         established.
young people effectively.    planning of children’s services take place.         James/J.Harris
                                                                                 C.Whitehouse/
                                                                                 J.Pugh.
                                                                                                                                                                 Safeguarding children
                                                                                                                                                                 and young people in
                                                                                                                                                                 Redditch and
                                                                                                                                                                 Bromsgrove
Statement 5                  Stakeholder meetings to be established across all   C.Whitehouse       Twice yearly May and    Meetings established.
                             health organisations.                                                  November
Working across
boundaries.

                                                                                                                                                                 Forum for Executive
The PCT must develop         PCT representation on Worcestershire                J Pugh             Ongoing                                                      Officers and members of
appropriate working          Safeguarding Children’s Board                                                                                                       all health child protection
relationships with other                                                                                                                                         groups to share good
organisations to identify,   Complete training of Practices                      C.Whitehouse       Ongoing                 Practices have now undergone         practice and update on
assess and manage                                                                                                           training or dates booked.            new legislation, policy
children and young people    Liase with PA for PN’s and inform of any ongoing    A.Dodd                                                                          and guidance
in need of protection.       relevant training PN’s may want to access.          H.Wood                                     Ongoing




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Statement 6                   Clarify responsibilities and key professionals.   L.Way/Prof      Ongoing                 ACPC policy documents in all        Achieved through
                                                                                Advisors                                GP bases and HV, SN offices.        Worcestershire
National clinical standards                                                                                             All personnel who have contact      Safeguarding Children
for child protection.                                                                                                   with children have responsibility   Board
                                                                                                                        to report.

                              Regular audits of clinical standards to be        L.Way/Prof      Termly audit by Team    Achieved for child protection,      To monitor ratified
                              conducted.                                        Advisors        Leaders School          review for vulnerable children      guidelines for Looked
We know the extent to                                                                           Nursing for Looked                                          After Children
which all areas of our                                                                          After Children
organisation comply with                                                                        Annual audits for
clinical standards.                                                                             Child protection
                                                                                                records and Looked
                                                                                                After Children health
                                                                                                assessments carried
                                                                                                out by Designated
                                                                                                Professionals




Standard 7                    Critical incident form/Risk Management            All             Immediate               Completed.                          Audit tool developed and
                                                                                                                                                            in use
Clinical performance
monitoring and                                                                                  Immediate (now
improvement.                  Incidents regarding children will be a standing   All             agenda item)            Completed.                          Any incidents discussed
                              agenda item on all team meetings to enable                                                                                    at child protection forum
We use our systems for        reflection, peer support and learning
clinical performance
monitoring and forward
planning to bring about
improvements in the
protection of children and
young people.



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STATEMENT                      ACTION                                              BY WHOM            TIMESCALE       PROGRESS                           Outcome
                               Ensure mandatory checks are carried out.            Recruiting         Immediate       All employees have CRB checks      In place
Standard 8                                                                         Managers/HR                        carried out.                       Monitoring through
                                                                                                                                                         Worcestershire
Legislation and guidance                                                                                                                                 Safeguarding Children’s
on Child Protection and        Improve re-registration, data and recording.        All Managers       ASAP            Policy in place.                   Board – Audit May 2006
employment.
                               Professional Advisors will also undertake           Prof Advisors      Immediate       Registration spot checks will be
We know the extent to          registration spot checks.                                                              incorporated with SADR’s.
which the recruitment and
selection of all staff who
may come into contact
with children and young
people (including
independent contractors
and their staff, volunteers,
temporary, agency and
bank staff) compiles with
legislation and guidance
related to child protection.   Education strategy for child protection to be       C.Whitehouse/      January 2004    Education strategy developed.      To discuss with
                               developed.                                          H.Wood/A.Dodd                                                         professional advisors to
Statement 9                                                                                                                                              review annually
                               Competency framework – supervision and              C.Whitehouse/                      Named nurses for child
Training and competence.       documentation to be developed. Supervision          A.Dodd/H.Wood      February 2004   protection carry out supervision
We know the extent to          continues six monthly with staff.                                                      for staff.
which all our staff
demonstrate competence
in protecting children and     Child protection performance to be reviewed and     All                Ongoing         Child protection objectives now    Comply with National
young people.                  built into SDR process.                                                                built into individuals SADR.       standards – Safeguarding
                                                                                                                                                         Children and Young
                                                                                                                                                         People Roles and
                                                                                                                                                         Competencies for Health
                                                                                                                                                         Care Staff April 2006

                               Regular audits of case notes to be carried out by   Prof Advisors      Ongoing         Audits carried out by named        Yearly audit Completed
Statement 10                   Professional Advisors using random sample                                              nurses.                            May 2006
                               methodology.
Record keeping. We
regularly review the
quality of records on
children and young
people, both electronic

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and hard copy, and can
demonstrate record
keeping meets the
required standards.         The PCT strives to create a no blame culture.   All          Immediate   Incident reports submitted to   Healthcare Governance
                                                                                                     PCT, and acted upon where       Child Protection Forum
Statement 11                                                                                         appropriate.

Open and honest
reporting. Within this
organisation we have a
culture of open and
honest reporting and
effective management of
any situation that may
threaten the quality of a
child or young persons
care.




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