How Local Safeguarding Children Boards are delivering against Ofsted requirements to protect disabled children.
This report, from July 2016, presents the findings from a national survey conducted by the National Working Group on Safeguarding Disabled Children.
The survey responses uncovered many examples of good practice. But overall, findings indicate that LSCBs have not made sufficient progress against Ofsted’s recommendations.
The report highlights four key issues:
- A significant number of respondent LSCBs had not prioritised disabled children in the current or previous two years.
- Many respondent LSCBs are not systematically gathering and evaluating information on disabled children.
- Less than half of respondent LSCBs had implemented measures to ensure that thresholds for child protection were understood and applied.
- Survey responses indicate that overall there is a lack of strategic, preventative approaches to safeguarding disabled children.