SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    4.2 Strategy Meetings

    Last updated 12/11/2018

    Strategy Meetings

    Strategy meetings will be convened when it is suspected that a child has suffered significant harm. Children’s Social Care, Police, Health, Education, Early Help Services will be invited to meet, as will any other involved agencies. Information will be shared by all agencies to enable decisions to be made to determine if the threshold has been met to commence a section 47 investigation and whether this will be single or joint agency. If any actions for particular agencies are identified during the meeting these will be clearly recorded and subject to specific time scales.   The above also applies to pre-birth strategy meetings.

    ‘S47 enquiries should not be ended with ‘no further action’ without:

      • Evaluation of any outstanding actions from strategy discussion/meeting; and,
      • Taking into account the views of professionals from partner agencies’.                                                                                                                                                   (reference: Sefton LSCB SCR1 Martha, Mary & Ben 2018)