Business Improvement Plan 2019-21
We are pleased to share with you our first Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) Business Improvement Plan for 2019-21, setting out the safeguarding priorities to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in Birmingham.
As the Safeguarding Partners, we will share equal responsibility for ensuring effective oversight and implementation of the Business Improvement Plan, which will commence on 1st April 2019. We have reflected on progress in partnership working and the strong foundation left by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, which the new safeguarding arrangements replace. We have worked collaboratively to streamline and strengthen the existing safeguarding to further improve how we work together to safeguard and protect children and young people across the city. We have consulted a wide range of partners, who have assisted in identifying key themes that have shaped and helped define the four safeguarding priorities for the next two years.
The four key priorities are:
Priority 1: Strong Leadership and Strong Partnership;
Priority 2: Continuous Improvement of Child Protection Practice across the system and in all agencies;
Priority 3: Developing an effective multi-agency response to Contextual Safeguarding, recognising exploitation of young people in all its forms;
Priority 4: Evidencing the impact of the new Safeguarding Children Partnership.
All our work will be underpinned by a consideration of the views and experiences of Birmingham’s children and young people. We acknowledge that successful implementation of the Business Improvement Plan will be judged on the difference it makes to the safety and wellbeing of Birmingham’s children and young people. We intend that progress will be reported to the Birmingham Children’s Partnership as well as the Health and Wellbeing Board and Children’s Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, on an annual basis.