Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements
Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is a statutory body established by the Children and Social Work Act (2017). SSCP replaced the previous Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). SSCP is a multi-agency partnership of organisations who agree how to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. SSCP is led by the three statutory safeguarding partners of the Local Authority, Merseyside Police and Sefton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
National Changes to Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) is statutory guidance. The new guidance supports key changes put into law by The Children and Social Work Act 2017 which replaces LSCBs with new local safeguarding arrangements.
Sefton's Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Arrangements
The Safeguarding Partners are the Local Authority; Police and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) operating in the Sefton area. These three Safeguarding Partners are charged with supporting and enabling local organisations and agencies to work together in a system where:
- children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted
- partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children
- there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threads
Click here to view Sefton SCP - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (Revised 2021)
Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership Business Team:
Deborah Hughes, Sefton LSCB Business Manager Tel. 0151 934 3366
Donna Atkinson, Sefton LSCB Business Support Tel. 0151 934 4706
Louise Roberts, Sefton LSCB Learning & Development Officer Tel. 0151 934 3983
Worried about a child?
Concerned about a child or young person
If you are worried that a child may be suffering significant harm, or if you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please follow the advice below.
Members of the public can:
- Call 0345 140 0845 between 8am and 6pm (minicom 0151 934 4657).
- Contact the emergency duty team on 0151 934 3555 for urgent advice outside of office hours (from 5.30pm Mon to Thurs, and 4pm Friday and weekends).
- If you think a child is in immediate danger call for police assistance.
If you wish to make a referral visit Sefton Council's website "Report a child or young person at risk"
You can contact Sefton's Community Adolescent Service (CAS) if you are concerned about a young person (age 12-25 years) who is: being pushed to be in a gang; at risk of sexual exploitation; have problems with drugs and/or alcohol, have poor mental health, experience violence at home or have run away from their family.
CAS will deal with the issues of the young person and their family before they escalate. Family members, professionals or the young person in question can contact the service on 0345 140 0845.
Last updated: 22/12/2021