What is a strategy discussion?

What is a strategy discussion?

Whenever there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm there should be a strategy discussion involving the Local Authority, Children’s Social Care, the police, health and other bodies such as the referring agency. The strategy discussion could decide to initiate a Section 47 Investigation or a Section 17 Assessment of a Child in Need, a referral for the police to investigate possible crime or decide to take no further Children’s Services involvement at this stage.