The Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health Integration presented a report on the Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2020/21.
The Cabinet Member advised that the report set out the key achievements, work of the partners, information around the priorities and how the BDSCP had worked to improve the safeguarding and protection of children across Barking and Dagenham from April 2020 to March 2021.
Key achievements included:
Ø The establishment of the new structure and arrangements in Barking and Dagenham as outlined in Working Together 2018;
Ø A Neglect and Early Help Thematic Subgroup, which met monthly and oversaw the implementation of the Early Help improvement programme;
Ø Excellent Partnership working to strengthen the Child Death Review procedures in line with guidance; and
Ø The Safeguarding Children Partnership, alongside the Community Safety Partnership, had continued to work relentlessly to tackle serious youth violence and child exploitation in all its forms.
The Assembly resolved to note the Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2020/21, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.