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Joint Targeted Area Inspection

1.     What is the Joint Targeted Area Inspection?

In January 2016, the government published guidance on a new multi-agency inspection framework called the Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI). The guidance is regularly updated to reflect the learning from the JTAIs that have been conducted to date.   

The JTAIs are joint inspections carried out by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of the Constabulary (HMIC) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and Probation (HMIP).

This multi-agency inspection seeks to establish the quality and impact of assessment, planning and decision making in response to notifications and referrals; the partnership response to all forms of child abuse at the point of identification and the leadership and management of this work. Each inspection also includes a ‘deep dive’ analysis on a specific theme. To date these have covered Children living with Domestic Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and Children living with Neglect.

The theme of the JTAI between February and July 2018 is revisiting ‘Children living with Domestic Abuse’ and ‘Child Sexual Exploitation’. The specific Domestic Abuse thematic guidance is available here. The specific Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) thematic guidance is available here. Notably the framework for CSE now includes children associated with Gangs.

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Safeguarding Week 2019

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week 2019 is taking place from Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd June. It provides the opportunity to raise the profile of safeguarding with members of the public, community groups and everyone who works in the city.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved in spreading the messages below.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order hard copies of the A3 posters, and speech bubbles which you can use to make displays by engaging with the public / service users or to tell us what you will be doing to contribute to Safeguarding Week.

Please share any photos of your activity on Twitter #WVstandupdpeakout @wvsafeguarding or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Safeguarding Week 2020

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week 2020 is taking place from Monday 15th - Sunday 21st June. It provides the opportunity to raise the profile of safeguarding with members of the public, community groups and everyone who works in the city.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved in spreading the messages below.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order hard copies of the A3 posters, and speech bubbles which you can use to make displays by engaging with the public / service users or to tell us what you will be doing to contribute to Safeguarding Week.

Please share any photos of your activity on Twitter #WVstandupdpeakout @wvsafeguarding or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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RESOURCES FOR SAFEGUARDING WEEK 2020

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Making safeguarding personal - Person-centred safeguarding

The Care Act (2014) sets out a clear legal framework for how we should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Local Authorities must “lead a multi-agency local adult safeguarding system” that seeks to prevent abuse and neglect and stop it quickly when it happens, but with the person at risk consenting to the interventions and at the centre of it.

  • The law says that the Local Authority must “make enquiries, or request others to make them”, when an adult with care and support needs is or may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Section 14.2 of The Care Act Guidance states that safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:

  • has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs)
  • is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect
  • as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect

Section 14.4 of The Care Act Guidance states that interventions must adhere to Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) principles.

“We all have different preferences, histories, circumstances and life-styles, so it is unhelpful to prescribe a process that must be followed whenever a concern is raised”.

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Comment on convictions relating to the death of 2 year old Jeremiah Regis

At the end of last week the step-father and the mother of 2 year old Jeremiah Regis were both sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court for their part in his death. Read more ....

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Wolverhampton United Against Dementia Event

'It's time to Unite against Dementia!' - Read More ..

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Adult Safeguarding posters to download

Types of Abuse posters to download Read More...

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Safeguarding Children involved in performances

This event is open to all involved with Children in performances,e.g. chaperones,dance schools, amateur/professional dramatic societies. Read More ....

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Petals FGM awareness apps launched in Wolverhampton

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Two new web applications have been launched to help prevent people in Wolverhampton becoming the victim of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Read more ....

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Ofsted Inspection - Report March 2017

Following a 4 week visit to Wolverhampton, Ofsted Inspectors found the Council's Children's Services to be 'Good' and that Wovlerhampton Safeguarding Children Board 'Requires Improvement to be Good'. Read more ....

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Sexting

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Sexting is when someone shares an intimate photo of themselves with another person via text, DM or social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat etc.

Being involved in sending explicit pictures, where the person in the picture is under the age of 18, can be a criminal offence.

If you are under 18 Childline can help to remove a nude or explicit image you have shared online - click here for information

 Or you can speak to someone that you can trust like a parent or carer, teacher or family member. You may feel uncomfortable about telling your parents but they will need to know so that they can help and support you.

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18th March is CSE awareness day.

  Join us in raising awareness of CSE Day Read More ..

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Working Together 2015 updated Feb 17 - new definition of CSE

New defintion of CSE   read more ..

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Safeguarding Training Pathway for School staff and Governors

New Safeguarding Training Pathway for School staff and Governors Read More ....

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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. Read More ....

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Top tips to help young stay safe online - media release from the City of Wolverhampton Council

Young people are being encouraged to make themselves aware of how to stay safe online and avoid risky or dangerous situations. Read More...

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FGM International Day of Zero Tolerance

Raise awareness of FGM for the International Day of Zero Tolerance. Read More ...

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More safeguarding children referrals from GPs

Wolverhampton GPs are making more safeguarding children referrals. It may sound strange, but this is good news.

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Children and young people at risk from gang-related activity

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Children and young people who are exposed to gangs, gang-related activity and youth violence - whether through their family, their peers, the area they live in, or the internet and social media - are potentially at risk of significant harm. Any staff member who is aware of that a child / young person is exposed to such risks should initiate a suitable multi-agency response that maximises opportunities for engagement with support services and reduces the likelihood of harm.

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Information for parents - Advice for Parents and Carers on Gangs

NSPCC / Childline information, advice and help around gangs and young people

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