What is the Safeguarding Children Partnership?
The statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) introduced a requirement for new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The responsibility for ensuring implementation of the new arrangements was given to the three named Safeguarding Partners; the local authority, the police and the clinical commissioning groups. These three partners have a shared and equal duty to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in the local area. Solihull’s new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements are known as the Safeguarding Children Partnership.
The three named Safeguarding Partners for Solihull are:
- Chief Executive of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- Chief Constable of West Midlands Police
- Accountable Officer for Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board
The senior officer delegates for the three named Safeguarding Partners, along with a schools representative, work together as an executive group for the purposes of strategic decision making and to hold each other to account. A wider group of relevant safeguarding partners across Solihull are directly engaged with the work of the Safeguarding Children Partnership through membership of its sub groups.
Listening, Learning and Improving Outcomes for Children and Young People.
- Respectful Challenge
Our ‘Working Together’ as a Partnership is underpinned by:
- Always asking ‘so what’ is the impact?
- Honesty and respectful challenge of one another
- Active participation by everyone
- Being guided by the ‘voice of the child’ and our practitioners
- Sharing the responsibility and risk
- Holding one another to account for delivery
Solihull SCP has three key priorities for 2022/2023:
- Implementation of the Neglect Strategy
- Improvement and Learning: JTAI and National Review
- Early Help