Educational providers have a pivotal role to play in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and promoting their welfare. From September 2019 Local Safeguarding Boards were replaced by Safeguarding Partnerships, each locality has access to its own dedicated team of Safeguarding Partners who will work collaboratively to strengthen the child protection and safeguarding system in the local area. The Safeguarding Partners are a team of key professionals from three sectors: the local authority; the clinical commissioning group for any area that falls under the local authority; and the chief officer of police for any area that falls under the local authority.
Together, the 3 Safeguarding Partners are responsible for agreeing on and implementing new safeguarding strategies that should improve multi-agency working capacity and, in turn, improve the provision of safeguarding and child protection agreements in the local area.
It is vital that Safeguarding Leads update all contact details for Safeguarding referrals within the areas they operate and that the information is disseminated to all staff. Updated referral contact for Derbyshire can be found: https://derbyshirescbs.proceduresonline.com/p_report_concerns.html