Annual Report Glossary

On this page you will find a glossary of common safeguarding terms used in the annual report.

ABUSE and NEGLECT Forms of maltreatment of a child
ACES Adverse Childhood Experiences – highly stressful, and potentially traumatic, events or situations that occur during childhood and/or adolescence
ASSESSMENT Process of determining the needs of a child, the level of risk to them, and the services needed to support improved outcomes
CAFCASS Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group    – commissioned health services. Was replaced by the Integrated Care Board in July 2022
CDOP Child Death Overview Panel    – reports on every child death
CE Child Exploitation – term for all forms of exploitation of children, including criminal and sexual exploitation
CHANNEL Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every local authority in England and Wales. It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism
CIN Child in Need    – social care intervention to ensure child’s needs are met
CLA Child who is Looked After
CONTEXTUAL SAFEGUARDING Refers to safeguarding risks from outside of the family home, for example online grooming
CP Child Protection    – social care intervention to ensure child suffering or at risk of significant harm is kept safe
CSE Child Sexual Exploitation    – child(ren) sexually exploited by adults 
CSPR Child Safeguarding Practice Review – a statutory review undertaken by the WSCP
CWP Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CYPD Children and Young People’s Department    – local authority children’s services
DA Domestic Abuse    – wide term for all aspects of domestic oppression
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service    – undertake criminal record checks
DV Domestic Violence – incidents of domestic abuse
EHAT Early Help Assessment Tool – a multi-agency assessment used in cases below the children’s social care threshold
EHC Education Health and Care Plan – a multi-agency plan to support a child with special educational needs who requires specialist or additional support
FGM Female Genital Mutilation    – illegal practice of female circumcision
FM Forced Marriage – unlawful practice of marrying off girls and women without their consent
FSW Family Support Worker    – helps families who experience difficulties
HBV Honour Based Violence    – crimes committed to defend so called ‘honour’, often within families
HWBB Health & Wellbeing Board    – local statutory body to set strategy to improve wellbeing
ICB Integrated Care Board    – commissions health services. Replaced the CCG in July 2022
IFD Integrated Front Door – the single front door for contacts and referrals into children’s services
IRO Independent Reviewing Officer    – ensure plans for children who are looked after or subject to CP plans are robust
JSNA Joint Strategic Needs Assessment    – identifies health and wellbeing needs
JTAI Joint Targeted Area Inspection    – themed inspection undertaken by Ofsted the Care Quality Commission and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
LADO Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations – oversees process for investigating allegations against people in positions of trust
LP Lead Professional    – leads a multi-agency intervention for a child
MAPPA Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements    – management of offenders
MARAC Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference    – to discuss risks to victims of domestic abuse
MASH Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub   – enables rapid information sharing
MFC/ MFH Missing from Care/ Home
NATIONAL PANEL A government panel who oversee the CSPR process across the country
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education    – inspects children’s services, schools and colleges
OPERATION ENCOMPASS – Police initiative to inform schools of DV call outs with children present
PREVENT Prevent is a part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy, which aims to stop people being drawn into radical or terrorist activity
QA Quality Assurance
RAPID REVIEW WSCP led multi-agency review to determine whether the threshold for a CSPR is met
S11 Section 11 (of the Children Act)    – organisations safeguarding responsibilities, audited by the WSCP
S17 Section 17 (of the Children Act)    – criteria for Child in Need
S47 Section 47 (of the Children Act)    – criteria for Child Protection
S175 Section 175 (of the Education Act)    – schools safeguarding responsibilities, audited by the WSCP
SAPB Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board – adult services version of the WSCP
SUDIC Sudden Unexpected Death of an infant or child
VCF Voluntary, Community and Faith    – term for all non statutory agencies
WT 2018 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018    – latest edition of multi-agency statutory guidance
WSCP Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership    – our local safeguarding partnership
WUTH Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
YJS Youth Justice Service

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