Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI)
Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI) examine how local partners, including local authorities, police and probation, and health services, work together to protect children. Each set of JTAIs includes a ‘deep dive’ focus, looking at a particular issue by theme.
The guidance for JTAIs covers the scope of the inspection, the process, how evidence is gathered and evaluated and other issues such as recording, writing the letter of findings, quality assurance, post inspection action planning and complaints.
The first series (February 2016 – August 2016) focused on children at risk of sexual exploitation and those missing from home, school or care. The overview report from these inspections was published in September 2016.
The second series of JTAIs ( September 2016 – March 2017) examined the multi-agency response to children affected by domestic abuse. This included children who are living where there are incidents of domestic abuse, or where there is a risk of domestic abuse taking place. The overview report from these inspections was published in September 2017.
The third series of JTAIs (May 2017 – December 2017) examines the multi-agency response to children experiencing neglect.
All JTAIs include an evaluation of the multi-agency ‘front door’ for child protection, when children at risk of harm first become known to services.
Joint Targeted Area Inspection – Domestic Abuse
Please use the links below for further information about Sandwell LSCBs response to the JTAI undertaken in respect of the multi-agency response to children affected by domestic abuse: