Annual Report 2020
Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2020
The Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership (ISCP) has published its annual report for 2020.
The purpose of the ISCP is to ensure agencies work well together to keep children safe.
The 2020 report highlights the achievements of 2020. These include the development of a child neglect strategy and participating in a multi-agency audit to develop practice in identifying and addressing harmful sexual behaviours. Towards the end of 2020 an adult safeguarding partnership was formed which going forward will enable a more joined up approach for families and vulnerable adults as well as focussing multi-agency attention on specific areas of risk.
Sarah Elliott, the Pan Island Independent Chair for the ISCP, said:
'2020 was my second year as the Independent Chair for the ISCP and was marked by unprecedented challenges for children, young people and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant that agencies needed to adapt their practice to ensure abuse and neglect could continue to be identified and acted upon.
Whilst bringing challenges, the pandemic has also brought opportunities to strengthen partnership working and find creative joint solutions to tackle island wide safeguarding priorities such as domestic abuse, child neglect and online safety.'
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