Designated Professionals Looked After Children’s (LAC) Network.
During 2018/9 the Looked After Children Network have continued to support clinical leadership to local child safeguarding systems; with an ongoing aim to ensure a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to the management of all Looked After Children, in line with RCPCH recommendations.
During the last year the Network have continued to provide opportunities for CPD, peer review and audit. The group is led by Dr Sraboni Dasgupta, Associate Specialist at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHSFT and Dr Fiona Goodwin, Consultant Paediatrician at Wye Valley NHS Trust; with Network meetings always incorporating an education element to them.
The LAC Network have formed links with the Head of Safeguarding within the NHS England (National Team) and have maintained links with CoramBAAF. Over the next year, the Network plan to ensure work links well with Commissioners, highlighting any significant issues and working closely together for the benefit of the Children and Young People across the Midlands.