Domestic Abuse Ofsted's Focus Topic in Upcoming Multi-Agency Inspections
Multi-agency inspections of how agencies work with one another to safeguard and protect children within local authorities will also focus on the levels of support available to children living with domestic abuse from next month, according to Ofsted.
The inspectorate began its first six joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) in April, which examining multi-agency work on the whole while paying close attention to a certain Children's Services topic as part of a 'deep dive' into its issues.
Focusing on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), the previous six JTAIs had and were conducted by Ofsted in conjunction with the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation.
The following six JTAIs will also be completed by the above bodies, and will look a children both living in environments where there are domestic abuse incidents and environments where there is a risk of domestic abuse.
As part of the 'deep dive,' inspectors will look at the effectiveness of interventions against domestic abuse for victims and perpetrators and the impact this has on children.