Multi-Agency Neglect Strategy 2019-22

Liverpool’s multi-agency strategic partners are committed to ensuring the early identification of neglect and seeks to ensure that all agencies work together so that anyone who comes into contact with children and young people, is able to recognise and respond to cases where a child or young person may be at risk of emerging neglect or at risk of harm from neglect. As such, neglect has been identified a priority for Liverpool Safeguarding partners.

It is our intention for this strategy to build on existing good practice, as well as identify and address gaps in service delivery and provision. As such, this strategy identifies new and more effective ways of working.

Effective partnership working has the greatest potential for achieving positive change for children and their families and it is only through the commitment to inclusive partnership working, across the public and voluntary sector and through listening to the voices of children and young people and understanding their ‘lived experiences’, that the objectives of this strategy will be successfully realised.

This strategy should not be considered in isolation but alongside other key documents and initiatives