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This report summarises the response to joint proposals for integrated inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and joint inspections of Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
It also outlines the main learning points arising from the pilot inspections undertaken to test these proposals and the next steps the inspectorates plan to take.
This joint consultation is on proposals for the inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and the inspection of the Local Safeguarding Children Board. The inspectorates seek the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, child protection and provision for children looked after and care leavers in order to ensure that the changes proposed take proper account of the needs and circumstances of all interested parties.
The closing date for the consultation is 12 September 2014.