Care planning for children and young people subject to the Public Law Outline pre-proceedings in Rhondda Cynon Taf
The review took place in February 2023.
The purpose of the review is to provide external scrutiny, assurance and to promote improvement 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 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) has invested significantly in this review, resulting in an integrated framework aimed at establishing a more coherent and consistent approach. It recognises the cultural challenge which lies ahead in ensuring that this becomes wholly embedded in practice.
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.