The purpose of the Neglect Strategy is to set out the strategic aims and objectives of our approach to tackling neglect. This strategy also identifies key principles under which work around neglect should be undertaken and identifies key priority areas of work in order to improve Wandsworth's response to neglect. It provides guidelines for practitioners to help identify neglect. It may relate to other safeguarding concerns such as child sexual exploitation and radicalisation, where neglect could be a contributing factor.
Tackling child neglect is identified as a priority for Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership. Wandsworth Council has also made a commitment to improve opportunities for children and young people with an emphasis on early intervention and preventative work as a corporate priority. Neglect can take a number of forms, physical, sexual and emotional, and is not always associated with deprivation. It may relate to other safeguarding concerns such as child sexual exploitation and radicalisation, where neglect could be a contributing factor.
This strategy was developed by a group of multi-agency partners and sets out how WSCP will make a difference to children living with neglectful caregiving.
We want every child, young person and adult in Wandsworth to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that our homes, communities, schools, youth facilities, neighbourhoods, workplaces, streets and recreational spaces should be free from fear and intimidation so that everyone can develop, learn and flourish, make a positive contribution and achieve their potential.
Wandsworth is a core member of the Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) and we have adopted the ABA’s definition of bullying:
“Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.”
The Anti-bullying Strategy is being updated and an Anti-bullying Charter is in place.
If you wish to receive a copy of this Strategy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 020 8871 7401 to request a copy.
Pan London Child Exploitation Protocol
The Pan London Child Exploitation Protocol was launched on 18 March 2021 by the Metropolitan Police. This replaces the Pan London CSE Protocol. It builds on the good practice documented in the 2017 CSE Protocol but extends the remit to cover all forms of exploitation. As previously, it is a Police led, multi-agency document, designed to complement the CP procedures.
View a presentation explaining the aims of the Pan London Child Exploitation Protocol and how it differs from the earlier CSE Protocol.