Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP)

Working Together 2018 has introduced Safeguarding Children Partnerships to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The responsibility for this partnership locally rests with the three safeguarding partners, Calderdale MBC, West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, who have a shared and equal duty to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in a local area.

Calderdale statutory partners together with representatives from schools, the voluntary sector and all organisations working with children, young people and families have a duty to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

The Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership will link to other local strategic bodies including Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board, Health and Wellbeing Board, Channel Panel and Community Safety Partnership.

The new arrangements will provide increased opportunities to work more closely with the other Safeguarding partnerships across West Yorkshire in order to improve learning, share resources, increase understanding of the effectiveness of safeguarding activity and ultimately to improve services to and outcomes for children and families.

Preparations for these changes started in January 2018 and included a community engagement event which took place in November 2018. Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board were successful in securing a government Early Adopter grant to organise community events. The first full day event was planned and delivered alongside CSCB Young Advisors.

The aim of the first event was to:

  • Develop a ‘safeguarding common language’ that both professionals and communities understand;
  • Provide a forum for safeguarding partners to be accountable to the community;
  • Gather direct feedback of outcomes on specific issues in real-time; and
  • For the community to identify and report on safeguarding matters that are important to them.

Click here for more details of how this event was organised and what was achieved. Faxfest Evaluation Report. Four more events will be organised across Calderdale in Spring 2019 to continue to evaluate and measure initial response to the priorities identified, consultation methods used and inform future engagement activity.

Click here for more details: Calderdale Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements. Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership will ‘go live’ from April 2019.

For more information about the partnerships, please contact Julia.Caldwell@calderdale.gov.uk. For more information about the Community Engagement Events, please contact Allison.Waddell@calderdale.gov.uk