Decision details

Proposal to Establish a Review Group on Safeguarding

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A joint report by the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Adult Social Services proposed the establishment of a Review Group on Safeguarding for the Authority as a working party of the Cabinet.


It was noted that the purpose of the Review Group on Safeguarding would be to assist the most senior community leaders of the Council, through its leading Members and Chief Executive Officer, to carry out their responsibilities of safeguarding children and adults in Wirral.  The proposal was made in the light of changed statutory guidance in respect of safeguarding children, including specific requirements on the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive Officer, and developing arrangements in respect of safeguarding vulnerable adults.  The report set out the background to the issue and suggested membership and terms of reference for the new Review Group.




(1)  a Reference Group on Safeguarding be established, as described in the report;


(2)  serious case review summaries be reported to the Cabinet in future; and


(3)  a further report be presented to the Cabinet, setting out proposals for the detailed Terms of Reference for the Group.


Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 23/04/2010

Date of decision: 15/04/2010

Decided at meeting: 15/04/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/05/2010

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