Under the Joint Targeted Area Inspections Framework (JTAI) that was introduced last year, all four inspectorates are jointly assessing how local authorities, the police, health, probation and youth offending services are working together in a designated area to identify, support and protect vulnerable children and young people. It is crucial that local partner agencies understand how they can improve JTAI outcomes and integrate arrangements in their area.

On this Improving Outcomes in Joint Targeted Area Inspections course, gain a thorough understanding of the JTAI process across multiple agencies including local authorities, health, police and probation services. Hear from Inspectors and senior professionals delivering high quality safeguarding services on how inspections are carried out and ways in which partnership working can be improved.

Through a range of theory and workshop sessions, reflect on what has been learned from past ‘deep dive’ elements of the JTAI framework and learn how your organisation can improve outcomes ahead of the next ‘deep dive’ investigation. Leave with practical solutions to create effective multi-agency arrangements and help raise standards, improve child safeguarding and enhance the quality of children’s services.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:15

Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • Examine the structure and advantages of a joint approach to child protection inspections
  • Assess the current landscape of JTAI’s and the progress made so far


Reg Hooke

Independent Chair, Portsmouth LSCB and East Sussex LSCB
10:15 - 11:00

Preparing for Inspection

  • Address changes to the statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and how this impacts what is expected of organisations individually, and jointly to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Be aware of how inspectors will evaluate evidence both at the front door and with individual cases according to the latest ‘deep dive’ focus
  • Understand what data and documentation will be requested in order to support the inspection process
  • Know how to demonstrate innovative and effective practice
  • Identify reasons why child safeguarding can fail



John Carroll

Detective Chief Superintendent & Deputy Portfolio Director, Protecting Vulnerable People and Criminal Justice Portfolio, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Raising Safeguarding Standards and Building Effective Partnerships

  • Consider the role of different agencies in safeguarding children including local authorities, health, police, probation services, schools and the voluntary sector
  • Learn how to build partnerships with key agencies according to the latest inspection criteria
  • Highlight best practice in the previous ‘deep dive’ areas of missing children, children at risk of sexual exploitation, children living with domestic abuse and the protection of children at risk of neglect.



Paul D'Inverno

Specialist Adviser, Child Protection, Ofsted
12:15 - 13:15

Workshop: Protecting Children at Risk of Exploitation

  • Gain insight into the latest ‘deep dive’ on child sexual exploitation, children associated with gangs and at risk of exploitation and children missing from home, care or education
  • Develop practical solutions and consider strategic approaches to prevention
  • Take away tips and techniques to successfully prepare for the JTAI with the latest ‘deep dive’ focus


Craig Barlow

Independent Forensic Social Worker and Criminologist
13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:15

The Role of Health Services in the JTAI Child Safeguarding Process

Hear from a Service Leader in the area of Hounslow where it has been determined that there is strong partnership working in place

  • Consider lessons learned from the joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse in Hounslow
  • Examine key questions and areas of focus during the inspection
  • Explore obstacles to multi-agency working such as communication issues and allocation of resources and how to tackle them
  • Understand the role of health care professionals in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns
  • How to ensure that systems are place to assess rick and record concerns
  • Identify practical solutions to improve child safeguarding



Julie Hulls

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People, Hounslow CCG
15:15 - 16:15

Workshop: Develop an Effective Strategy for a Successful Inspection

  • Understand the significance of maintaining multi-agency collaboration to deliver more effective child services
  • Know how to effectively share and record data and information across agencies
  • Work with the Chair and peers to establish an improvement strategy to build more effective multi-agency partnerships
  • Take away tips and techniques to successfully prepare for the JTAI


Reg Hooke

Independent Chair, Portsmouth LSCB and East Sussex LSCB
16:15 - 16:30

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Reg Hooke

Independent Chair, Portsmouth LSCB and East Sussex LSCB

Reg spent 30 years as a police officer. From 2008 – 2013 he was Head of the Metropolitan Police Child…

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Craig Barlow

Independent Forensic Social Worker and Criminologist

Craig is an Independent Consultant in Forensic Social Work with over 25 years experience in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults…

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