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Key Messages from Executive


March 2022


Return of face-to-face Child Protection (CP) Conferences

The last two years have either been virtual or hybrid meetings, which are likely to continue post-pandemic. The Child Protection Co-ordinators will review this regularly, but it is the aim to return face-to-face child protection conferences and core group meetings from April 2022. Face-to-face meetings bring many benefits to ensure easier relationship building with families.


Online exploitation – The methods of exploitation have adapted in response to Covid restrictions; online, within residential addresses and within newly formed gangs territory. Child exploitation has not reduced, it has just changed. There are plans to tackle these issues, particularly around online exploitation. This work will include a review of the online safety campaign to ensure that it is still effective in raising awareness of exploitation.


Integrated Care Systems (ICS) – As Integrated Care Systems move closer to going live, it is important to ensure consistency and understand the risks, gaps and what's in place to ensure an effective transition. As such, the six safeguarding workstreams will continue to consider how duplication can be avoided and safeguarding policies will be aligned to Working Together and SET policies.


Liberty Protection Safeguards - The 16 week consultation has now gone live, with an emphasis on children as well as adults. Anyone who has an opportunity to read the consultation can comment. Changes to the MCA Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS - GOV.UK (



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