National review of sexual abuse services for children and young people

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231814
Title:
National review of sexual abuse services for children and young people
Authors:
Mott MacDonald Ireland Limited
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231814
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Promoting and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of children who have alleged sexual abuse has to be the priority consideration for all agencies and services that interact with children. Once an allegation of abuse has been raised, it is the responsibility of agencies and services to deal promptly and sensitively with the issue, ensuring the needs of the child are met. There have been a number of recent reviews which have highlighted systemic service failures to children; the most notable of which has been the Ryan Report; and made recommendations for improving the service response, the governance and accountability arrangements, and the need for better co-ordination and integration across agencies. This has been followed by the production and publication of guidance, including Children First, which sets out the key responsibilities for agencies, defining the protocols for responding to new referrals of child abuse and for inter-agency working. Given all the work that has been undertaken at a central and national level, it was considered timely to take stock of current service provision across the country and understand the extent to which this guidance for good working practices had been implemented and embedded across services, and if not, what the issues and obstacles were that prevented this. Therefore, a rapid review of sexual abuse services was commissioned jointly between the Integrated Services Directorate and the Child and Families Services Directorate of the Health Service Executive; supported by a multi-agency Steering Group, which included representatives from key agencies and professional staff groups. The remit of the review was to: Undertake a baseline review of current provision and configuration of sexual abuse services across the country; Compare this with established best practice models of care; and Develop an optimum model of care, which improves services for children and their families, makes best use of existing resources, and satisfies statutory regulations and standards.
Keywords:
CHILD; CHILD HEALTH; SEXUAL ABUSE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMott MacDonald Ireland Limiteden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T09:01:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-03T09:01:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231814-
dc.descriptionPromoting and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of children who have alleged sexual abuse has to be the priority consideration for all agencies and services that interact with children. Once an allegation of abuse has been raised, it is the responsibility of agencies and services to deal promptly and sensitively with the issue, ensuring the needs of the child are met. There have been a number of recent reviews which have highlighted systemic service failures to children; the most notable of which has been the Ryan Report; and made recommendations for improving the service response, the governance and accountability arrangements, and the need for better co-ordination and integration across agencies. This has been followed by the production and publication of guidance, including Children First, which sets out the key responsibilities for agencies, defining the protocols for responding to new referrals of child abuse and for inter-agency working. Given all the work that has been undertaken at a central and national level, it was considered timely to take stock of current service provision across the country and understand the extent to which this guidance for good working practices had been implemented and embedded across services, and if not, what the issues and obstacles were that prevented this. Therefore, a rapid review of sexual abuse services was commissioned jointly between the Integrated Services Directorate and the Child and Families Services Directorate of the Health Service Executive; supported by a multi-agency Steering Group, which included representatives from key agencies and professional staff groups. The remit of the review was to: Undertake a baseline review of current provision and configuration of sexual abuse services across the country; Compare this with established best practice models of care; and Develop an optimum model of care, which improves services for children and their families, makes best use of existing resources, and satisfies statutory regulations and standards.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILDen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL ABUSEen_GB
dc.titleNational review of sexual abuse services for children and young peopleen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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