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Inspections of arrangements for the protection of children

Evaluation schedule and grade descriptors

This evaluation schedule sets out the arrangements for inspections of local authority arrangements for the protection of children, including the effectiveness of early identification and help for children, young people, and their families and carers.These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of the local authority’s arrangements for protecting children, and the local authority’s leadership of strategic partners in their shared work to help and protect children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, harm from abuse or neglect.