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Powys Teaching Health Board has welcomed a report into child protection arrangements in the county following a multi-agency inspection. 
 
In October 2023, a Joint Inspection of Child Protection Arrangements (JICPA) was carried out by the Care Inspectorate Wales, the Education and training inspectorate for Wales (Estyn), Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue. 
 
It evaluated how the health board, Powys County Council and Dyfed Powys Police respond to abuse and neglect of children in Powys. 
 
The joint inspection found many strengths in all the services and made recommendations where it was felt improvements could be made. 
 
Claire Roche, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Powys Teaching Health Board, said: “This joint inspection found many strengths in the way that health board, local authority and police staff work together to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. This is testament to the dedication and commitment of staff across all partner organisations. 

As a Health Board we have embraced this inspection as a valuable opportunity for learning and improvement, to help us work together with partner agencies to protect the children of Powys. The report includes very helpful recommendations, and together with Powys County Council and Dyfed Powys Police we are developing an action plan to respond to the key findings.” 
 
The Joint Inspection report is available from the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales website.

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