In October 2017 Bristol LSCB and other local partners were inspected as part of the joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect in Bristol. The full report can be read here.
Working from points of learning identified by the inspection, Bristol has now published a response and multi-agency action plan to tackle neglect across Bristol. The early identification and response to neglect is a priority for Bristol and robust governance arrangements are in place to ensure that all agencies fulfil their roles and responsibilities with regard to neglect. Delivery of the action plan is overseen by a multi-agency working group that reports to the BSCB.
Part of this action plan includes the development and implementation of a multi-agency neglect strategy, which can now be found on our website: BSCB Neglect Strategy 2018
This strategy outlines common indicators of Neglect and their causes, as well as impact. It also sets out a number of concrete aims and objectives to recognise and address Neglect.