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West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (Published on 25th June 2019)

From Tuesday 25th June 2019, the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board (WSSCB) will be replaced with the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSSCP).

As detailed in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 the new statutory requirements require three lead agencies: the health partnership, police and local authority to work together as joint and equal partners to shape bespoke arrangements which respond to local need.

In West Sussex we are using the recently revised legislative provisions as an opportunity to reshape our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. We recognise that our WSSCP needs to continue to improve our services to children, young people and their families. It is clear from recent local developments that a strong and purposeful multi-agency approach to child protection is essential to drive swift and sustainable improvements to practice in key areas of child abuse, such as neglect.

  • Click here to read the new arrangements in full
  • Click here to read Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

 

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