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Glossary of terms

  • CCG   Clinical commissioning group
  • CPD   Continuing professional development
  • CQC   Care Quality Commission
  • DA   Domestic abuse
  • DBS   Disclosure and Barring Service
  • DV   Domestic violence
  • FGM   Female genital mutilation
  • GP   General practitioner
  • IRO   Independent reviewing officer
  • LA   Local authority
  • LSCB   Local safeguarding children board
  • MASH   Multi-agency safeguarding hub
  • MAPPA   Multi-agency public protection arrangements
  • MARAC   Multi-agency risk assessment conference
  • Misper   Missing person
  • Prevent   A government programme aimed at preventing radicalisation
  • SAR   Safeguarding adult review
  • SGSAB   South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board
  • SGSCB   South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board