What is the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership?

The partnership brings together a range of local agencies led by Doncaster Council (with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust delivering services on their behalf), NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, and South Yorkshire Police.  These three ‘safeguarding partners’ meet on a quarterly basis to agree on ways to co-ordinate their safeguarding services; act as a strategic leadership group in supporting and engaging others; and implement local and national learning including serious child safeguarding incidents. To do this, they need to work in partnership with all relevant agencies in Doncaster as the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership.

These include:

The partnership is responsible for overseeing local arrangements for safeguarding children in Doncaster, in line with the Government statutory guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (DfE, 2018) .  A copy of this document can also be found under resources on the right-hand side of this page. 

Working Together requires the local safeguarding partners to formally publish a high-level description of their safeguarding arrangements. These can be found in the following document:

Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership - Local Safeguarding Partnership arrangements to succeed Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board in response to Working Together 2018.

The DSCP Partnership structure;

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