The LSCB has recognised that Neglect is a significant issue that impacts children and young people living in Luton. This has been identified from the Serious Case Reviews on Child E and Child F, learning reviews and the performance data that the Board monitors. In 2017/18 we are currently ensuring that all relevant practitioners are trained in using Graded Care Profile 2 a tool that supports assessment of neglect. This year we will be evaluating its impact through audits and other activities. We will also be working with partners on considering how the safeguarding system can be improved to ensure it provides an effective service for young people. The starting point for this is the study we commissioned from Children’s Society on adolescent neglect which sets out the evidence base on neglect and what is known about what works.
Neglect Campaign 2018
The Neglect Matters campaign launches on October 30 and aims to raise awareness of neglect with free awareness sessions for professionals in Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford.
Local organisations can host the sessions for staff who come into frequent contact with families and children, such as those working in libraries, leisure centres and support roles in children’s centres. For more information please click on the links below: