Occasionally situations arise when workers within one agency feel that the actions, inaction or decisions of another agency do not adequately safeguard a child. Disagreements are most likely to arise around:
- Levels of need/thresholds
- Roles and responsibilities
- Decisions made at a Child Protection Conference or Core Group meeting
- Progressing plans
All professionals have a duty to act assertively and proactively to ensure that a child’s welfare is the paramount consideration in all professional activity.
Therefore all professionals must challenge the practice of other professionals where they are concerned that this practice is placing children at risk of harm.