What is the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership?
The partnership brings together a range of local agencies led by Doncaster Council, NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, and South Yorkshire Police. These three ‘safeguarding partners’ meet on a quarterly basis to agree on ways to co-ordinate their safeguarding services; act as a strategic leadership group in supporting and engaging others; and implement local and national learning including serious child safeguarding incidents. To do this, they need to work in partnership with all relevant agencies in Doncaster as the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership.
- Doncaster Council
- Doncaster Council’s Lead Member for Children
- Director of Public Health at Doncaster Council
- NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB)
- South Yorkshire Police
- Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS England
- Health Watch Doncaster
- St Leger Homes
- All primary, secondary, and special schools
- All Early Years providers
- South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd (SYCRC)
- South Yorkshire National Probation Service (NPS)
The partnership is responsible for overseeing local arrangements for safeguarding children in Doncaster, in line with the Government statutory guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (DfE, 2018) . A copy of this document can also be found under resources on the right-hand side of this page.
Working Together requires the local safeguarding partners to formally publish a high-level description of their safeguarding arrangements. These can be found in the following document:
The DSCP Partnership structure;