Issue details - Transition to new children’s safeguarding arrangements

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Issue details

Transition to new children’s safeguarding arrangements

Executive Summary

This paper summarises proposed changes to children’s safeguarding arrangements in line with new legislation under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and subsequent revision to Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018.

The report is submitted as a collaborative paper between the three statutory partners: Local Authority, CCG and Police and follows consultation with existing LSCB members. It seeks to set out the governance, strategic aims, scrutiny and structure that will satisfy statutory requirements, delivering the best possible safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Significant timescales have been set out by the DfE. Details of new arrangements must be submitted to them for QA no later than 29th June 2019 and those arrangements should then be live no more than 3 months later.

Under the drive to increase awareness and ensure that safeguarding children is ‘everyone’s responsibility’, this paper will impact on all residents and professionals in Brighton and Hove. There will be some important changes for professionals and existing partners who are involved in safeguarding, but of greatest significance is the impact this will have on our children and young people.

Glossary of Terms

BHSCP – Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership
CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group
LSCB – Local Safeguarding Children Board
DfE - Department for Education
QA – Quality Assure

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2019

Decision due: 10 Sep 2019 by Health & Wellbeing Board

Decision due: 16 Sep 2019 by Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Lead member: Chair of the Children, Families & Schools Committee

Lead director:

Contact: Laura Perkins, Safeguarding Business Manager Email:


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