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Joint inspections for vulnerable children and young people to focus on domestic abuse

Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI) examine how well agencies work together in a local area to help and protect children.

The next series of inspections, starting in September, will look at how well children affected by domestic abuse are protected. They will include children living where there are incidents of domestic abuse, or where there is a risk of domestic abuse taking place.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: “Early and robust intervention is critical in protecting those exposed to domestic abuse. These targeted inspections build on the strong foundations laid by our joint safeguarding work that is already underway with our partners. This aims to improve outcomes for extremely vulnerable children and young people.

We will carry out the JTAI with Ofsted, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation. Guidance information for the joint inspections of the response to children living with domestic abuse has been published.

 

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