Today sees the launch of the next round of the updates to the SET Child Protection Procedures.
A copy of the procedures can be found here. We have also provided a reference document, which lists those chapters that have been updated and any impact on practice.
Primarily the key changes made to the procedures are to reflect the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASA) that came into force nationally from 29 September 2019 and replaces Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).
Across Southend, Essex and Thurrock the ‘Local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Partnerships/Boards’ will co-ordinate these new arrangements on behalf of their named Statutory Partners and will be referred to throughout the SET Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures.