Lancashire Children’s Safeguarding Partnership was subject to an inspection from 22 January to 9 February 2024. It was carried out by inspectors from Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP).

This was a JTAI (Joint Targeted Area Inspection) which looked at the effectiveness of the multi-agency response to children aged 10 or over who are at risk of or affected by serious youth violence and/or criminal exploitation.

Inspectors evaluated how we as a partnership:

  • collate and share information and intelligence to understand risk and the implications of serious youth violence within the local community/ies
  • use this information and engage with communities to inform our decision-making in relation to interventions and commissioning services
  • engage meaningfully with children, parents and carers to understand their needs and views
  • develop and implement approaches to prevention, including the role of education providers and multi-agency interventions in places and spaces to address risk and improve safety for children
  • support the workforce, so they have the skills, the knowledge and the right working conditions to help and protect children
  • evaluate and oversee our responses to serious youth violence

The letter from the inspectorates outlining their findings is available here: JTAI Letter (