What happens after the investigation?
One of several things may happen after the investigation:
- No further action is taken
- Advice and support is offered (this may be provided by other professionals or agencies)
- A meeting is arranged to decide what will happen next. If there are many concerns about a child, a meeting called a child protection conference will be arranged. People who know the child and their family, for example a teacher, a doctor or a health visitor, will be invited to this meeting, together with parents, partners and in some cases older children.The conference will talk about what has happened and what can be done to help. If necessary a child protection plan will be agreed of all the things people should do to help the child and the family.