8.11 Quorate Conferences
This policy was last reviewed in September 2020
Next review September 2022
The primary principle for determining quoracy is that there should be sufficient agencies or key disciplines present to enable safe decisions to be made in the individual circumstances. Minimum representation is Children's Social Care and at least two other agencies or key disciplines that have had direct contact with the child and family. In a case relating to fabricated or induced illness, it is important to ensure the paediatrician is able to attend.
Where a Conference is inquorate it should not ordinarily proceed and the Chair must ensure that either:
Another Conference date, usually within a month, must be set immediately.
In the following circumstances the Chair may decide to proceed with the conference despite lack of agency representation. This would be relevant where:
In these circumstances, consideration should be given to arranging an early Review Conference.