Do Local Authority Safeguarding Teams have to comment on Safeguarding Policies?

The Home Office ask Community Sponsorship Groups to evidence that they have consulted with their Local Authority over their Safeguarding Policy.  Many Local Authorities choose to not comment, and this is perfectly fine to do so, in these cases, the Home Office Safeguarding Team will review the policy.  It can be helpful for Local Authorities to assure themselves of the approach the Community Sponsorship Group takes to Safeguarding, but you do not necessarily have to review the whole policy unless you wish to do so. 

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