Mark Whitehead 07 June 2018

Minister warns councils must adopt child protection system as 'priority'

Minister warns councils must adopt child protection system as priority image

Councils and NHS organisations which have not yet adopted a system for sharing information on vulnerable children have been told they must do so as a priority.

Children and families minister, Nadhim Zahawi, said the Child Protection Information Sharing scheme was an important tool in joining up systems so that doctors, nurses and social workers have a more detailed picture about the vulnerable children they care for.

He was commenting while on a visit to Finchley Memorial Hospital Walk-In Centre in north London to see the system in action.

It links information held by local authorities on looked-after children and those on child protection plans with systems at NHS unscheduled care settings such as emergency departments and minor injuries units.

Mr Zahawi said: 'Keeping children safe is absolutely vital and we want a world-class child protection system that makes sure our vulnerable children get the support they need, when they need it.

'A key part of this is access to information, and the Child Protection Information Sharing project is an important tool in joining up our systems so doctors, nurses and social workers have a more detailed picture about the vulnerable children they care for.'

Highways jobs

Civil Enforcement Officer

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 4 - Starting at £20,415 per annum and rising to £21,777
This role will require you to assist with the safe and free flow of traffic by patrolling on foot and / or mobile controlled parking areas and issu... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Administrative Support Officer - Conservative Group

Brent Council
£29,241 - £30,711 (pro rata)
This post will provide efficient, effective and flexible support to members of the Conservative Opposition Group... Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Chair

Cornwall Investment Delivery Company
Remuneration commensurate with the challenge
We are looking for a Chair to establish the new company, oversee the development of its strategy. Truro, Cornwall
Recuriter: Cornwall Investment Delivery Company

Managing Director

Cornwall Investment Delivery Company
Remuneration commensurate with the challenge
Looking for someone with a strong development background, real commercial credentials. Truro, Cornwall
Recuriter: Cornwall Investment Delivery Company

Non-Executive Directors

Cornwall Investment Delivery Company
Remuneration commensurate with the challenge
Looking for Non-Executive Directors who will bring their commercial experience and skills to this new company’s dynamic. Truro, Cornwall
Recuriter: Cornwall Investment Delivery Company

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.

Register for your free magazine