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Update: Ofsted and HMIC Confirmed to Speak

Under the new Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI), all 4 inspectorates are jointly assessing how local authorities, the police, health, probation and youth offending services are working together in a designated area to identify, support and protect vulnerable children and young people.

Chaired by Reg Hooke, this Adapting to the Joint Targeted Area Inspections Framework course will provide practical guidance on raising child safeguarding’s standards in your organisation and build effective partnerships with key agencies according to the latest inspection criteria.

This highly interactive course will examine the current ‘deep dive’ element of the JTAI framework and will also outline the future areas of focus.

In just one day, delegates will develop effective strategies to ensure they are ready for the next JTAI inspection and examine key questions and areas of focus.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore how JTAI are undertaken across agencies, including health, police and schools
  • Learn lessons from the latest ‘deep dive’ element of the JTAI framework
  • Gain unique insights on the future ‘deep dive’ element of the JTAI framework
  • Understand how to create outstanding front door services to best face the JTAI
  • Build multi-agency intelligence and sharing capacity through Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH)
  • Develop effective strategies to ensure you are ready for the next JTAI inspection
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Inspecting through an Effective Framework: Getting it Right for Children

This is an exclusive opportunity to question a current Ofsted senior inspector, who has been involved in the JTAI framework. 

  • Inspections now: the importance of practice, people and leaders
  • Examine the advantages of a joint approach to child protection
  • Gain insights from the current and future “deep-dive” investigation areas
  • Understand how inspectors evaluate evidence both at the front door and in the deep dive areas
  • Investigate learnings so far and how to promote an environment for practice to flourish
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

The Role of Policing in the Joint Targeted Area Inspections

This is a unique opportunity to hear from a current Inspector of Constabulary who is directly involved in the JTAI.

  • From the Munro Review to the JTAI: understand HMIC’s role in the process
  • Explore how inspections have been undertaken in a local area and drive improvements through effective partnership arrangements in your area
  • Learn how to effectively link police services with safeguarding services
  • Highlight good practice in the past and current “deep dive” areas
12:15 - 13:00

Case Study: Lessons Learned from the Successful JTAI Inspection in Hampshire

In December 2016, a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect was held in Hampshire. Inspectorates found strong partnership and commissioning arrangements and a culture of continuous improvement to improve outcomes for children living with domestic abuse.

  • Understand how the inspection was undertaken across agencies
  • Examine key questions and areas of focus
  • Take away tips and techniques to successfully prepare for the JTAI
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:45

Develop Effective Front door Services through Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH)

  • Review your front door services to best face the JTAI
  • Improve service delivery as a multiagency body
  • What is waste and failure in a system– how do we add value?
  • Lessons learned and how to develop effective models
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Interactive Workshop: Building a Multi-Agency Culture that Delivers Excellence

  • Understand why child safeguarding appears to fail often
  • Explore the obstacles to Multi-Agency working and how to tackle them
  • Integrate differing organisational cultures in safeguarding
  • Appreciate the importance of leadership at all levels in developing strong partnerships
  • Take back to the workplace key learnings on the JTAI
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA