About the Safeguarding Children Partnership
About the St. Helens Safeguarding Children Partnership
The Safeguarding Children Partnership (formerly known as the Local Safeguarding Children Board - LSCB), is a multi-agency partnership with an independent scrutineer. It's membership is comprised of senior managers from all statutory agencies in St. Helens. It's purpose is to ensure agencies in St. Helens are working together effectively to keep children safe. It does this by a number of activities such as:
- Review good safeguarding practice amongst Partners
- Reviewing cases where a child has died or been significantly harmed
- Providing guidance and multi-agency procedures
- Quality assurance of multi-agency practice and processes (eg, Audits, inspection, surveys)
- Providing multi-agency training
- Reviewing all child deaths in the county to identify themes and trends
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASA)
St Helens Multi Agency Safeguarding Children Arrangements
In 2017 the law changed regarding safeguarding children with the publication of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, followed by the publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
This change means that there are 3 key partners who will assume equal responsibility for the safeguarding children arrangements within the borough of St Helens. The 3 key partners are the Local Authority, Police and Clinical Commissioning Group.
As of the 1st May 2019 St Helens Local Safeguarding Children Board ceased to operate and have been replaced by the Safeguarding Children Partnership.
In accordance with the published guidance each area has a responsibility to publish their arrangements. Please find below the structure for the new Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Our vision is as follows:
'All children from St Helens are safe and inspired to achieve their best'
The principles we have agreed to adopt include:
- Make children central to everything we do
- Hear the voice of the child and understand their experience
- Work in partnership to protect children
- Trust, respect, challenge and be accountable to each other.
- Learn and improve
- Communicate and share information within the partnership and their own agency
- Make a difference, demonstrate impact and celebrate success.
- Ensure stability of Membership
Please follow the link to see the details of the St. Helens Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements