Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of working in the youth sector, as it is everyone’s responsibility to protect children and young people from abuse, harm and neglect.

The Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is a multi-agency partnership of all organisations working across Surrey to protect children and young people and promote their welfare. We are engaged in all parts of the SSCP through the groups and meetings below.

SSCP Third Sector Safeguarding Network

Jo Cookes leads and chairs this quarterly meeting for third sector safeguarding leads. The purpose of the network is to encourage high standards of safeguarding across the sector, to share good practice, and to provide a conduit for communication between the sector and the SSCP on concerns, insight and emerging issues. We welcome all individuals who lead on safeguarding for their organisation to join us.

Safeguarding

SSCP Forum

A quarterly meeting organised by the SSCP for a range of public sector and charity colleagues across the system. We sit on this forum to represent the wider third sector, along with other charities who bring expertise in specific issues faced by children and young people.

SSCP Education Subgroup

We attend the SSCP Education Subgroup meetings termly to work with colleagues in education to review safeguarding needs and share insights into current issues. As insights and learning emerge across the third sector, we develop short-term projects to inform and improve safeguarding practice across the SSCP.

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SSCP Engagement and Communications Subgroup

Our CEO Cate co-chairs the quarterly Engagement and Communications Subgroup of the SSCP with Luke Entwistle of Surrey County Council. The purpose of this group is to provide strategic oversight and challenge to ensure that the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership can:

  • Identify new and emerging safeguarding issues being experienced by children, young people and families.

  • Ensure that the work of the partnership is child-centred, and that there are a range of mechanisms in place to ensure that the voice of children and families continue to be at the heart of decisions about their lives

Our CEO Cate co-chairs the quarterly Engagement and Communications Subgroup of the SSCP with Luke Entwistle of Surrey County Council. The purpose of this group is to provide strategic oversight and challenge to ensure that the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership can:

  • Identify new and emerging safeguarding issues being experienced by children, young people and families.

  • Ensure that the work of the partnership is child-centred, and that there are a range of mechanisms in place to ensure that the voice of children and families continue to be at the heart of decisions about their lives

SSCP Third Sector Safeguarding Network

Jo Cookes leads and chairs this quarterly meeting for third sector safeguarding leads. The purpose of the network is to encourage high standards of safeguarding across the sector, to share good practice, and to provide a conduit for communication between the sector and the SSCP on concerns, insight and emerging issues. We welcome all individuals who lead on safeguarding for their organisation to join us.

SSCP Education Subgroup

We attend the SSCP Education Subgroup meetings termly to work with colleagues in education to review safeguarding needs and share insights into current issues. As insights and learning emerge across the third sector, we develop short-term projects to inform and improve safeguarding practice across the SSCP.