The new statutory framework requires the three safeguarding partners (local authorities, police and CCGs): to join forces with relevant agencies, as they consider appropriate, to co-ordinate their safeguarding services; act as a strategic leadership group; and implement local and national learning, including from …
The local authority; A clinical commissioning group for an area any part of which falls within the local authority area; The chief officer of police for an area any part of which falls within the local authority area.
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (the Act) replaces Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) with new local safeguarding arrangements, led by three safeguarding partners (local authorities, chief officers of police, and clinical commissioning groups).
What are local safeguarding partners?
The Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant agencies in each local area will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in that locality, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.
Local Authorities have statutory responsibility for safeguarding. In partnership with health they have a duty to promote wellbeing within local communities. Cooperate with each of its relevant partners in order to protect adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect.
What are the 5 R’s in safeguarding?
All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.
What are the 2 important statutory documents in safeguarding?
The main pieces of legislation and guidance documents that you should be aware of include:
- The Children Act 1989 (as amended).
- The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
- The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.
What should you avoid if a child makes a disclosure?
- promise confidentiality.
- ask leading or probing questions.
- repeatedly question or ask the girl to repeat the disclosure.
- discuss the disclosure with people who do not need to know.
- delay in reporting the disclosure to the Safeguarding team.
What legislation requires a local safeguarding?
The Children Act 2004 required each local authority to establish a Safeguarding Children Board. Working Together to Safeguard Children: March 2018, Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Statutory objectives and functions of LSCBs sets out in detail the arrangements for the work of each Local Safeguarding Children Board.
Who are the three key partners under the new safeguarding arrangements?
The revised legislation requires the three safeguarding partners (Local Authority, Police and Health) to make arrangements to work together with relevant agencies, as they consider appropriate, to safeguard and protect the welfare of children in the area.
Who has the overall responsibility for safeguarding?
It states that the local authority is the organisation with overall responsibility for safeguarding locally. In addition, each area will be expected to ensure that their safeguarding adults board has a core membership of the local authority, the NHS and the police.
What is the local protocol for child protection?
Local Child Protection Protocols and Procedures are agreed by the MSCP and local agencies, on the advice of the MSCP Policy Sub Group and the Promote and Protect Young People Sub Group. The MSCP has agreed definitions for ‘strategy’, ‘policy’, ‘protocol’ and ‘procedure’.