Salford Safeguarding Children Board Review Safeguarding Children • National priority – Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTSC), Baby Peter, Laming Report and Government response, Ofsted criteria for Inspection, Loughborough research report. • Local Authority priority – CAA rating, Safeguarding Improvement Board, re-structure within Children’s Services, Unannounced Inspection and Residential Inspection findings, Serious Case Reviews • Partnership priority – WTSC, SSCB effectiveness, key outcome within Every Child Matters Salford Safeguarding Children Board • Established April 2006 – Best value review of safeguarding • Purpose: – to co-ordinate locally determined work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children – to ensure the effectiveness of their member agencies in that work • National changes in expectations – e.g. review of Working Together to Safeguard Children • Evolution - Local Review necessary Changes required • Independence – Chair, Lay Membership, Lead Member. • Strategic Lead – membership, role and responsibilities, supporting structure, priorities. • Performance – Getting the basics right – quality, integrated multiagency template for staying safe, impact on delivery and development of services. • Engagement and communication – intra and inter- agency, wider public. Changes required Governance, Accountability and Scrutiny – – Children’s Trust – informed by and informed to – Salford Strategic Partnership – accountable to: raise profile, prioritise safegaurding, ensure integration across agencies, ensures parallel planning and priorities are agreed – Independent Chair – representation.