Decision details

Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet approved and endorsed:


1. The proposal to implement new Safeguarding Partnership arrangements alongside changes to the Children’s Trust arrangements at Executive (Tier 1) and Partnership (Tier 2) level. 

2. The publication of the new safeguarding arrangements in June 2019 on behalf of the County Council, CCG and Avon and Somerset Constabulary by 29 June, as delegated to the Director of Children’s Services in March 2019.

3. Sign-off on the published arrangements by the County Council Chief Executive. 

4. That the Director of Children Services and the Head of Legal services undertake further discussions with local and regional Safeguarding Partners with a view to agreeing contractual arrangements whereby certain safeguarding duties and tasks will be undertaken by identified members of the regional Safeguarding Partnership.


Publication date: 09/07/2019

Date of decision: 08/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2019 - Cabinet

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