Welcome to The Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Our website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.

Changes to the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Why are we changing things?

Revisions to the Statutory Guidance, Working Together enabled us to change our LSCB.  In addition the most recent Ofsted inspection of the Local Authority meant that we could not continue to run our LSCB in the same way. The changes agreed for Buckinghamshire will mean that we can focus on:-

Shared priorities with other strategic partnerships, such as reducing the impact of domestic abuse, exploitation and neglect.

A family based, integrated approach to business.

Evidencing the outcomes and impact of the new partnership arrangement, including strengthening and reviewing its scrutiny and assurance processes.

What have we done?

To comply with the new Statutory Working Together guidance, from September 2019, Local Safeguarding Children Boards is replaced by new local safeguarding arrangements, led by three safeguarding partners. We are working on fully implementing this new arrangement, please see our document which was published by 29th June 2019.

What happens next?

We will agree our business plan by 31st March 2019

We will publish the dates for multi-agency safeguarding training (Everyone’s Responsibility and Working Together) from April 2019 ( further details about our training offer will be in our published arrangements)

We will engage our partners in key pieces of work such as reviewing the threshold document and improving our website and resources.

We will invite our Board and safeguarding partners to an event on 11th December 2019 to ensure we continue to share the details of the arrangement.

We will review progress against our arrangements by June 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jo Stephenson at jstephenson@buckscc.gov.uk or your current Safeguarding Board representative.