Local Safeguarding Arrangements
Following a national review of Safeguarding arrangements in 2016 (the wood review), the Children and Social Work Act gave responsibility for the effective implementation of local safeguarding children arrangement to the Safeguarding Partners (Local Authority, Police and NHS Commissioning Groups), which abolished the need for Partnership Boards and encouraged the flexibility and collaborative work approach recommended as an outcome of the review. In line with the ‘Working Together 2018’ guidance Surreys arrangements were changed in September 2019 and has lead to the Partnership which you see today.
The Chief Officers of the three statutory Safeguarding Partners have approved the new arrangements and are accountable for their operation. Their nominees for day-to-day leadership are:
- Surrey County Council – Executive Director of Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture
- Surrey Police – Assistant Chief Constable
- Surrey Heartlands CCG – County-Wide Associate Director for Safeguarding