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Quality Assurance and Scrutiny Panel

The role of the Quality Assurance and Scrutiny Panel is: 

  • To be a high profile and robust mechanism to monitor, and challenge where appropriate, the effectiveness of partner agencies in delivering child protection
  • To ‘call in’ partner agency Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP) representatives to review the effectiveness of specific areas of their safeguarding children practice
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The Quality Assurance and Scrutiny Panel has a core membership consisting of the SCP Independent Chair, who also chairs this panel, and one Partnership member. Other Partnership members participate and join the panel on a rota basis.

Findings from partner agency attendance at Quality Assurance and Scrutiny Panel meetings will also be published in the SCP annual report and any relevant learning will be included in the Safeguarding Newsletter and Learning Lessons Workshops.