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What is the local safeguarding children partnership?

The Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board (GSCP) is a statutory partnership which is responsible for coordinating the activities and functions of local agencies and organizations represented on the GSCP to safeguard the future of all children living in the borough. The 3 main partners are the Royal Borough of Greenwich council, the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group and the Police, however in order to ensure that children and young people in Greenwich are safe there is a wider partnership which includes all services working with children and families. 

The partnership includes: 

The partnership meets regularly to oversee the cooperation and effectiveness of agencies that work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It is also responsible for raising awareness within the community about safeguarding children from harm. 

The partnership also oversees and manages the delivery of inter-agency safeguarding children training. This training is for all staff and volunteers who are in contact with or who work directly with children and their families in the borough.

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The services provided by Greenwich Safeguarding Children Partnership are shaped by guidance issued by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Home Office, notably Working Together to Safeguard Children (201b).

The core legislation underpinning the work of the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Partnership is the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004, which provide a comprehensive framework for the care and protection of children whilst reflecting the principles of the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights.

If you want to raise an issue for discussion with the partnership please contact your own agency's board member to ask them to table the item.