Warrington Safeguarding Partnership

About the Partnership

Welcome to the new Safeguarding Children pages for Warrington.  Here you can find out about the new partnership arrangements, how to get in touch with us and useful resources. The Child and Social Work Act 2017 requires the  Local Authority, the local Clinical Commissioning Group and the police force for an area (The “Safeguarding Partners”) to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the area. The arrangements must include how the safeguarding partners will work together to identify and respond to the needs of children in the area.  The diagram below shows the structure of these arrangements in Warrington:

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The partnership does not commission or deliver direct frontline services. Our job is to make sure that the services that partners deliver or commission all work well together and that they are effective in keeping children and young people safe. 

Our Quality Assurance group will monitor intelligence to help us better understand our local needs and ensure agencies are meeting their safeguarding responsibilities. 

The Impact group will ensure we share practice developments across the area so everyone working with children, young people and families has the right skills to help them thrive and succeed.

The Strategic group will work together to resolve barriers or challenges that prevent agencies from working well together.  This includes overseeing Local Reviews to ensure we identify good practice locally and any areas for development. For more information please see our Arrangements publication [pdf].

We will also link to working groups across Cheshire, such as the Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) to ensure we work collaboratively to improve children’s experiences. You can find more information about our shared CDOP

The safeguarding arrangement partners will ensure that all relevant information is shared to Local Partnerships and Forums, such as the Health and Wellbeing Board, Community Safety Partnership, Warrington Safeguarding Adult Board, Prevent and Channel Panel arrangements, the Local Family Justice Board, MAPPA Strategic Management Board and the Youth Justice Board. This is to ensure duplication is avoided and opportunities for collaboration are identified. 

Read the annual report for the Warrington Safeguarding Children Board 2018-19.

If you want to find out more or need specific documents, such as Annual Reports or Business Plans  then please contact the Warrington Safeguarding Partnership at  safeguardingpartnerships@warrington.gov.uk or call 01925 443126