Care planning for children and young people subject to the Public Law Outline pre-proceedings in Neath Port Talbot
The review took place in November 2022.
The purpose of the review is to provide external scrutiny, assurance and to promote improvement regarding the quality of practice in relation to the care planning for children and young people subject to the Public Law Outline (pre-proceedings).
When social services are concerned about the welfare of a child they may hold a Public Law Outline Meeting (PLO) or a pre-proceedings meeting. If adequate change or improvements are not made following this meeting then the local authority may need to make an application to the court and ask them to make orders to protect the child.
We found Neath Port Talbot has adopted an outcome focused framework, underpinned by the principles of partnership working and relationship-based practice. Evidence from case files and interviews demonstrates the local authority is taking action to ensure children who need help and protection, receive a timely service that meets their needs.
We will publish a national overview report informed by our findings in spring 2023.
To see all our findings and recommendations read the full letter below.