Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) - Published Arrangements

Sefton SCP is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how organisations in the borough will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Sefton, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.  The core objectives of Sefton LSCB are to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Sefton and to ensure the effectiveness of what the member organisations do individually and together.

National Changes to Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) 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 New Safeguarding Children Arrangements

The SSCP has been working hard towards its safe transition into the new Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Sefton.

 “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 Guidance” replaces Local Safeguarding Children Boards with Statutory Safeguarding Partners within each local authority area.

The Safeguarding Partners for each area are the Local Authority; Police and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) operating in the authority’s 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 LSCB -  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership Business Team:

Deborah Hughes, Sefton LSCB Business Manager Tel. 0151 934 3366

Donna Atkinson, Sefton LSCB Business Support Tel. 0151 934 4706

Louise Roberts, Sefton LSCB Learning & Development Officer Tel. 0151 934 3983

Alan McCarthy, Sefton LSCB Quality Assurance Officer Tel. 0151 934 3362

Sefton LSCB
5th Floor, St Peters House
L20 3AB


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