Channel Referrals

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your answer to question 2015/2916. How many of those referred under Channel were later provided "supportive intervention" in the form of an action plan devised and implemented by a local safeguarding board?


Answer for Channel Referrals

Answer for Channel Referrals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Almost all individuals accepted onto the Channel programme receive supportive interventions. The process involves a multi-agency panel, the outcome of which is the identification of the most appropriate support package. It is likely that in many cases, although we do not have precise proportions, individuals (especially those who are young and vulnaerable) will also be in receipt of safeguarding interventions. Local Safeguarding Boards take an oversight role in relation to the activity of relevant agencies but, unlike the Channel panels, do not, at the Board meetings, typically deal with individual cases.