Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership

Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is a statutory body established by the Children and Social Work Act (2017). SSCP replaced the previous Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). SSCP is a multi-agency partnership of organisations who agree how to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. SSCP is led by the three statutory safeguarding partners of the Local Authority, Merseyside Police and Integrated Care System (replacing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)).

National Changes to Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE) is statutory guidance.  The new guidance supports key changes put into law by The Children and Social Work Act 2017 which replaces LSCBs with new local safeguarding arrangements.

Sefton's Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Arrangements

The Safeguarding Partners are the Local Authority; Police and Integrated Care System (replacing CCG) operating in the Sefton area. These three Safeguarding Partners are charged with supporting and enabling local organisations and agencies to work together in a system where: 

  • children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted
  • partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for  vulnerable children
  • there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threads

Click here to view Sefton SCP -  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (2024)