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We have published our joint review of child protection arrangements (JICPA) in Powys

The joint inspection took place in October 2023.

Logos of HIW, Estyn HMICFRS, Care Inspectorate Wales

Between 16 and 20 October 2023, we worked with His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and Education and training inspectorate for Wales (Estyn) to carry out a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect of children in Powys. 

The report highlights the benefits of partnership working. Actions usually happen within appropriate timescales, with support and protection in place to meet children’s needs. There is good multi-agency attendance and participation in child protection meetings arranged under the Wales Safeguarding Procedures (WSP).

However, the report also makes some recommendations for improvements such as enabling children to take a more active part in decision making forums and the need to simplify systems for recording safeguarding information.

For all our findings and recommendations, read the full report below: