Care Quality Commission – review on child safeguarding and looked after children

On Friday 8 July, Care Quality Commission will publish on review of child safeguarding and looked after children services in England. The review is the result of two years of research, looking into the quality of care that young people receive with local authority areas.

Children and young people in care, and those with safeguarding concerns, remain some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Yet not all get the help they need when and where they need it.

We would appreciate your support in getting these findings out in to your communities.

If you can support the report launch, please feel free to use the following details:

The report will be published on the morning of Friday 8, and will be available here: www.cqc.org.uk/NotSeenNotHeard

We have a video telling the story of Brook (a fictional character)  and her journey through the system: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYFIY8xwQCA

If you’re active on social media, the hashtag is #NotSeenNotHeard

CQC on social media:

·         Twitter: @CareQualityComm

·         Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareQualityCommission

Suggested messages:

·         Health services to do more for children at risk of harm -@CareQualityComm’s #NotSeenNotHeard www.cqc.org.uk/notseennotheard

·         It’s everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and young people – @CareQualityComm’s #NotSeenNotHeard www.cqc.org.uk/notseennotheard

·         All health services need to work with children & evaluate their impact – @CareQualityComms’s #NotSeenNotHeard www.cqc.org.uk/notseennotheard

·         We must do more to protect the health and welfare of children – @CareQualityComm’s  #NotSeenNotHeard www.cqc.org.uk/notseennotheard

·         We must ensure that children and young people in care get the support they need. @CareQualityComm’s #NotSeenNotHeard www.cqc.org.uk/notseennotheard

We will also be sharing video, case studies, and images on the day of launch. We hope that you can help us raise young people’s awareness of the quality of care they should expect, and professionals understanding of the issues we’ve found