Safeguarding Early Adopters - Developing Approaches to Independent Scrutiny, Hertfordshire
The Department of Education (DfE), together with the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and the Home Office has funded 17 Early Adopter projects as part of the Safeguarding Early Adopters programme, facilitated by NCB. The projects are focused on developing, testing and implementing new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.
This learning example focuses on developing an approach to independent scrutiny that is more robust and meets the new statutory requirements, but that also retains the successful elements of multi-agency working that had been built up in Hertfordshire over many years. The new approach has to be workable in practice and ensure accountable oversight and feedback on performance and outcomes; and ultimately it has to lead to practice improvement.