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Cheshire West and Chester deliver good multi agency response – OFSTED

Professionals from all agencies in the area, including those who work with adults, were found to have a good understanding of neglect and the local processes for identifying and reacting when a child may be at risk of neglect.

The inspection also noted how professionals adapt their approach to the needs of individual children and that a culture of professional challenge between different agencies helps each agency recognise areas for improvement.
Examples include:

  • frontline police officers who identify neglected children routinely seeking consent for them to be considered for early help
  • a school nurse who accompanied a family on a visit to a dentist to ensure the child received dental treatment
  • pooling of information between agencies allowing the identification of a history of neglect of a boy who had been referred to the youth justice service

See the full report here.