- Child Exploitation
- Managing Allegations and Concerns About Those Who Work or Volunteer with Children
- Key Safeguarding Forms, Tools, Standards & Frameworks
- Learning from Reviews & Audits
- One Minute Guides
- Safeguarding Babies & Infants
- Wakefield Child Death Arrangements
What does JTAI focus on?Show details
There are currently two types of JTAI inspection:
Each focus is subject to change periodically.
Who undertakes the Inspection?Show details
– Ofsted – two social care inspectors – one will be the lead inspector,
– Ofsted – one school’s inspector
– Care Quality Commission (CQC) – two inspectors
– Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – two inspectors
What does activity consist of?Show details
Inspectors will be focusing on children’s experiences and progress and will prioritise gathering evidence about direct practice with children and families.
– Undertake case sampling
– Undertake case tracking (a more in-depth look at practice and at least five cases will be selected from performance and management information provided in advance of the on-site activity (week 3)
– Evaluate the quality and impact of audits undertaken locally
– Interview practitioners, managers, leaders and stakeholders
– Speak with children, young people and families
– Meet with representatives of our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements (WSCP)
– Review documents, performance and management information
– Observe practice and multi-agency meetings, e.g. ICPC, Strategy Meeting, Multi-agency Panels etc.
How long does the inspection last?Show details
Week 1- Inspectors Off Site
– Notification usually on a Monday, 10 working days before the fieldwork begins
– Annex A information (Prescribed child level data) is provided, along with a list of multi-agency audits completed in the last 6 months.
– Inspectors select 30 children and further information is provided on these cases.
– Five children’s cases are selected for local partners to audit on a single and multi-agency basis.
Week 2 – Inspectors Off Site
– The local authority and partner agencies complete the audit of the five cases selected, submit key documents for each case and share their findings with the inspectorate.
– Preparatory work for the on-site timetable begins.
– Additional performance and management information is provided to the Inspectors by the local authority, the Police and relevant Health services.
– Inspectors may meet virtually with local leaders, staff and any stakeholders relevant to the scope of this inspection.
Week 3 – Inspectors On Site
– Fieldwork takes place Monday to Friday and inspection activity listed above is undertaken by inspectors.
– Inspection findings are fed back to the local partnership on Friday.
Weeks 4 and 5 – Inspectors Off Site
Ofsted draft the findings letter for the local partnership
Draft findings report sent to the local partnership on Friday of week 6 (15 working days after fieldwork).
Weeks 7 and 8
Director of Children’s Services has 9 working days to co-ordinate comments from the partner agencies as part of a factual accuracy check of the report. Comments are returned to inspectors by Thursday of week 8
Final findings report is sent to local partners on Monday of week 10 and this is an embargoed version until Friday of this week when the report is published and available to the public.
What is happening in Wakefield?Show details
There is a multi-agency JTAI working group which is co-ordinated by Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership. The function of the group is to support preparation, self-assess and digest learning identified from JTAI’s in external areas.
For further information on the work of the group please contact WSCP – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Two-minute Guide: JTAI on Identification of Initial Need and Risk (currently live)
- Two-minute Guide: JTAI on Child Criminal Exploitation (Inspection period ran April - October 2022)
- Two-minute Guide: JTAI on Serious Youth Violence (commencing September 2023)
- Full Guidance: JTAI Inspection on Identification of Initial Need and Risk (currently live)
- Full Guidance: JTAI Inspection on Multi-Agency Response to Serious Youth Violence (currently live)
- Full Guidance: JTAI Inspection on Children and Families Who Need Help (Inspection period ran November 2022 - August 2023)