What difference is the Marac process making to the lives of children and young people? Making the links and measuring outcomes in Local Safeguarding Children's Boards (LSCBs)

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This template aims to help Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) link effectively with the multi agency risk assessment conference (Marac) process and collect appropriate evidence to know how they are improving specific outcomes for children and young people. It will enable LSCBs to coordinate the work of partners safeguarding children locally and to monitor the effectiveness of Marac. The template outlines outcomes that LSCB’s should achieve, which are: to ensure all organisations with a role to safeguard children are represented at the Marac; all children are identified and referred through appropriate safeguarding pathways; a clear understanding of the children identified through Marac and their needs; and that the Marac is performing in line with SafeLives recommendations and best practice. For each outcome, the template provides strategic questions for the LSCB to consider and highlights relevant evidence and guidance. (Edited publisher abstract)

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safeguarding children, Safeguarding Children Boards, interagency cooperation, risk assessment, needs assessment, case conferences, domestic violence, policy, procedures;
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practice guidance
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