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Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Assurance Documents

Our shared priorities

Quality Assurance, scrutiny and challenge are at different stages of development across Berkshire West. Designing and implementing new Independent Scrutiny arrangements for each Berkshire West Locality, will be the most important and first priority for Berkshire West Safeguarding Arrangement. It is an expectation that these arrangements will seek to understand the lived experience of local children and young people, and the practice learning from frontline staff and volunteers, specifically but not exclusively on the following areas of practice and policy:

  • Priority 1 - Emerging Safeguarding risks to young people in today’s society
  • Priority 2 - Intervening earlier to safeguard effectively
  • Priority 3 - Engagement of Children, Families and Practitioners
  • Priority 4 - Effectiveness of the new Partnership arrangements

These priorities inform the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Delivery Plan which can be found at the below link:

BWSCP Delivery Plan 2023/2024

Annual Reports

As required in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, in order to bring transparency for children, families and all practitioners about the activity undertaken, the safeguarding partners must publish a report at least once in every 12-month period.

The report must set out what they have done as a result of the arrangements, including on child safeguarding practice reviews, and how effective these arrangements have been in practice. 

Below are links to our latest annual reports:

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2022/2023

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2021/2022

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2020/2021

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2019/2020

Berkshire West Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2018/2019

Quality Assurance Framework

The Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership (BWSCP) Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) combines various data sources to assist the Partnership to understand the quality of practice to safeguard children and young people. The Framework is designed to help generate a culture where the best standards of practice are expected, by providing high challenge and high support. The challenge comes via rigorous scrutiny of practice and delivered using skilled feedback across the professional system, which is informed by strong values of openness, transparency, honesty and of never setting out to harm others, whether fellow professionals or children and families.  Find a link to the Quality Assurance Framework here.


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