Safeguarding priorities identified in chief social workers annual report
The 2019-20 annual report from England’s chief social workers for adults has highlighted safeguarding priorities for the coming year. These include:
- the need to safeguard young people when they turn 18, particularly from sexual and criminal exploitation and
- the development of a Code of Practice for adult safeguarding, providing consistent support and ensuring high quality safeguarding practice.
It comes as sector leaders call for national leadership on so-called “transitional safeguarding” in order to raise awareness of the issue and ensure young victims of exploitation do not lose support when they turn 18.
Norfolk's Early Help Hubs and ‘NEAT’ (Norfolk Escalation Avoidance Team) are featured in the report as part of the work illustrating social work in rural communities.