Bristol Joint Targeted Area Inspection findings published
The findings from the recent joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) of the multi -agency response to abuse and neglect in Bristol City Council were publlished recently..
A JTAI is an inspection by four inspectorates at the same time, to examine how partner agencies are working together to protect children.
The four inspectorates involved in the inspections are:
• HMI Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services
• HMI Probation
• Care Quality Commission (CQC) • Ofsted
The current focus is children living with Neglect, with a particular focus on children aged 7-15 years. The purpose of a JTAI is to provide findings about what partner agencies are doing well, and what they need to improve. There is no ‘judgement’ given, a narrative report is provided following the inspection. 15 inspectors from the four different inspectorates spent 5 days in Bristol undertaking meetings with staff and reviewing cases from education, health, drugs services, probation, police, social care and the youth offending team.
The full report is publically available here.
Bristol City Council has produced a briefing document which explains the purpose of the JTAI and key learning to take forward as individual professionals and teams