Multi-Agency Neglect Strategy 2014-2017

The purpose of this document is to set out the strategic aims and objectives of Liverpool’s approach to tackling neglect. This strategy also identifies key principles under which work around neglect should be undertaken and identifies key priority areas of work in order to improve Liverpool’s response to neglect.

This strategy has been developed in conjunction with multi-agency partners working within Liverpool and should be considered alongside other key strategies, policies and procedures, such as Liverpool’s Integrated Early Help Strategy and the Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need framework.

Liverpool is committed to improving our attempts to effectively tackle neglect. Neglect has been identified as a priority for both the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Children’s Trust Board. Tackling neglect is also one of the priorities of Liverpool’s Integrated Commissioning Strategy.