Safeguarding partnership arrangements

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the new Tier 4 arrangements, agencies within the partnership have continued to develop developed alternative working arrangements to ensure we maintain a functioning and effective safeguarding response. Therefore, we are collating relevant information from all partner agencies to support good communication and information sharing around practice during self-isolation and social distancing and to keep you informed of contingency plans regarding core statutory safeguarding procedures and processes around vulnerable cohorts of children, young people, adults and families.

As a partnership we continue to promote safeguarding within our communities and to raise awareness of difficulties that may arise for individuals and families that are self-isolating. All of us who work for the Safeguarding Partnership continue to be accessible and are here to support our partners and the community in addressing issues around serious case reviews, safeguarding adult reviews and brief learning reviews.

All safeguarding leads within the partnership should feel confident that all agencies are striving to work to a ‘business as usual’ model of delivering safeguarding provision wherever possible, and that we are committed to maintaining a high standard of support to everyone throughout this period.

Learning opportunities are still available for those organisations signed up to the Virtual College (Enable). The team are currently looking at ways to increase the variety of learning that is offered. In addition, safeguarding leads from across the partnership will come together to help share information on new ways of working, identify further risks and responses and work together to help protect individuals and communities.

COVID-19 guidance

Take a look at the guidance below for professionals detailing both national and local working arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis. This information will be regularly updated.