A key function of the Partnership is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of what is done by partner agencies individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to advise them on ways to improve.

The purpose of multi-agency auditing, as part of a wider quality assurance activity, is to improve practice, with the intention of improving outcomes for children and young people through a process of continuous learning.

Learning from these audits, and other activity, can be found below:

Pre-birth CAFs and Vulnerable Mothers to be – this audit focused on whether we identify vulnerable mothers to be at the earliest opportunity, whether any assessment is sufficient and the impact this had on the outcomes for the child.

Use of neglect as a category in Child Protection Planning – this audit explored whether the category of neglect was overused in child protection planning.