Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP)
The Wood Review 2015 and the subsequent government guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ required all local areas to review their safeguarding arrangements.
The new arrangements for safeguarding children and young people in Sheffield came into force on the 30th June 2019. On this date the Local Safeguarding Children Board ceased to exist and was replaced by the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) which is jointly led by Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police and the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.
They are supported by a wide range of agencies representing the criminal justice system, education sector, health service and other relevant agencies. At the heart of the arrangements is a commitment from all agencies in Sheffield to work together to keep children safe and to continuously improve and learn how to best do this.
Building on the strong partnerships that already exists SCSP took over full responsibility from the SCSB for ensuring children and young people are safeguarded, protected from harm and that partners work together and can demonstrate the impact of their work in improving outcomes for vulnerable children. Agencies will hold each to account, share information effectively and learn from one another to ensure issues are dealt with as early as possible.
What will change?