About ERSCP

What is the role of the ERSCP?

ERSCP is not a provider of services but is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership and subgroups all operate on a multi-agency basis. All subgroups will be chaired by a member of the Priority and Delivery Group and will ensue there is connectivity to all of the Partnership's activities and the work of other subgroups.

  • to scrutinise local arrangements and to have a separate identity and an independent voice
  • it should not be subordinate to, nor subsumed within, other local structures in a way that might compromise it
  • to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Partnership for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area
  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

ERSCP partnership arrangements June 2019

The statutory functions of the ERSCP

 

The statutory functions of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership are to:

  • develop local policies and procedures as specified in the regulations for how the different organisations will work together on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
  • communicate the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and participate in local planning;
  • undertake a local Child Safeguarding Practice Review where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected, a child has died, or been seriously harmed, and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their ERSCP partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child;
  • review the deaths of all children who are normally resident in their area and put in place procedures to ensure that there is a coordinated response by relevant organisations to an unexpected death of a child. Statutory Guidance on Learning and Improvement sets out the process that must be followed when undertaking these reviews and Local Child Safeguarding Practice review;
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of what is done by partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advise them on ways to improve. This should include as a minimum: assessing the effectiveness and impact of the help being provided to children and families, including early help; quality assuring practice for example through joint audits of case files involving practitioners and identifying lessons to be learned.
  • assess whether ERSCP partners are fulfilling their statutory obligations under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and parallel duties and asking Board partners to self-evaluate;
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training, including multi-agency training, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
  • produce and publish an annual report on the effectiveness of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area. The purpose of this report is to ask whether safeguarding arrangements are working,
ERSCP business priorities

The ERSCP Business Priorities has been informed by our assessment of local safeguarding services, as highlighted in the Annual Report 2019 - 2020. The document sets out the partnership's priorities which meet our statutory duty.

ERSCP Annual Report 2019 - 2020

As well as challenging our partners in terms of their effectiveness in safeguarding children, we hope to promote multi-working, learning and an increased focus on early intervention.

Our Business Priorities can be downloaded below:

ERSCB Business Priorities

What is a Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)?

Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 and Working Together 2018 guidance requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCPs. Section 14 sets out the objectives of LSCPs, which are to:

  • coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Partnership for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area
  • ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

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Who are the statutory members of the ERSCP and LSCP, advisors and scrutineers?

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What is safeguarding?

The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect

Preventing impairment of their health and development

Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

To enable children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully