Multi Agency Practitioner Groups
The Multi-Agency Practitioner Interest Groups (MAPIGs) were first initiated in 2006.
MAPIGs run under the auspices of the Workforce Development Group, which in turn reports to the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP).
MAPIGs share good practice related to safeguarding and child protection across agencies working in Somerset, at a practitioner level. It is this practitioner involvement that is seen as the main benefit and purpose of the groups.
Meetings run at least twice a year in each of the areas of the county and/or via online webinars.
The Workforce Development Group ensures that the themes of the MAPIGs reflect the annual SSCP priorities.
Each forum is held twice a year and will be attended by a member of the Safeguarding Board Executive, who can take your issues to the Safeguarding Partnership and relay information from the Partnership back to forum members.
Forums are held in Taunton, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Mendip.