The City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership
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).
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.
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.