The City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership

The CHSCP

Safeguarding Arrangements

Three safeguarding partners (local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and chief officers of police) are responsible for local safeguarding arrangements.  The CHSCP Safeguarding Arrangements set out how safeguarding partners will work with relevant agencies to safeguard and protect the welfare of children in the area.

The Strategic Leadership Team

The Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) are senior officers that can speak with authority for the safeguarding partner they represent.  They can hold their organisation to account, take decisions and commit them on policy, resourcing and practice matters.  The SLT meets a minimum of three times per year.  It is chaired by the Independent Child Safeguarding Commissioner with a nominated safeguarding partner representative being Vice-Chair (Vice-Chairs rotate annually).

The CHSCP Executive

The CHSCP Executive comprises representatives from safeguarding partners and a number of relevant agencies and named / designated professionals.  Other relevant agencies will be invited to participate / engage in the CHSCP Executive as and when required.  The CHSCP Executive meets bi-monthly and is independently chaired by the Independent Child Safeguarding Commissioner with a nominated safeguarding partner representative being Vice-Chair (Vice-Chairs rotate annually).

The Partnership

All professionals and volunteers within safeguarding partner and relevant agencies are members of The City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership.  The CHSCP will meet three times per year.  Events will be aimed at strengthening working relationships and improving awareness about safeguarding, how the CHSCP is making a difference and how the voices of children and young people, their families and their communities are influencing our work.

Geographic Area

The geographic footprint covered by the CHSCP is defined by the boundaries of the City of London Corporation and the London Borough of Hackney.  On occasions, it may be necessary for partners to work with another area’s arrangements, for example during a Child Safeguarding Practice Review commissioned by another area.  Operationally, the London Child Protection Procedures include guidance for circumstances where a child and / or their family is living in another area or moving between areas.

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR forms part of the data protection regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018.  You can find out more about GDPR here.

Website Privacy Statement

The CHSCP’s website privacy statement demonstrates our commitment to privacy and compliance with GDPR legislation. This covers the information gathering and distribution practices for this website.