Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) – Introduction
In line with legislation and regulation, the new local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting welfare of children in Surrey were approved by the three statutory Safeguarding Partners on the 16th September 2019. For Surrey, this new safeguarding partnership is known as the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP).
The SSCP brings together representatives from different organisations and it is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in Surrey will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The SSCP ensures the effectiveness of what they do and provides strategic oversight.
The three statutory Safeguarding Partners are Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (acting on behalf of all CCGs and NHS Providers in Surrey). They form the Executive Group for the Partnership in providing the strategic direction. This Group is joined by representatives from the county’s schools and colleges; district and borough councils; and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Third sector representatives will also attend the Executive Group on an issue by issue basis.
Please click on the links below to access the full Surrey safeguarding children arrangements document and the SSCP strategic plan:
SSCP Independent Chair
The Independent Chair, Simon Hart, provides a voice for SSCP to ensure its smooth running and to ensure that partner organisations collaborate effectively to coordinate and promote the help and protection of children and young people across Surrey. Simon also has a scrutiny role of the new safeguarding arrangements.
Partnership Development Team
The team supports the development and implementation of the new safeguarding arrangements and it ensures the effective delivery of roles and functions.