About the Partnership
The planned new arrangements for South Gloucestershire were published on 25th June 2019 and the South Gloucestershire Children’s Partnership formerly replaced the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board on the 29th September 2019.
South Gloucestershire Children’s Partnership
The Children’s Partnership is the new statutory body in accordance with Working Together 2018. The main changes are that there are now three organisations that have an equal and shared duty to make arrangements to work together with relevant agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in South Gloucestershire.
Further information about the structure of the partnership can be found in the downloads section on this page.
Members of The Executive
The Executive meets quarterly and is comprised of the three statutory partners the local authority, the police and the clinical commissioning group. The Head of Safeguarding for South Gloucestershire Council also attends as chair of the Senior Officers Group.
Local Authority: Director of Children, Adults and Health
ICB: Director of Nursing, BNSSG ICB
Police: Area Commander for South Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset Police
Senior Officers Group
The Senior Officers Group (SOG) meets quarterly and is chaired by the Head of Safeguarding for South Gloucestershire Council and has a membership of the chairs of the work streams for the partnership and the business manager. The work streams are chaired by the three statutory partners, and membership of each work stream is drawn from the wider workforce including community and voluntary representatives. There are three workstreams:
Best Start for Children with Complex Needs – chairing provided by the ICB
Best Start for Vulnerable Children – chairing provided by the Police
Best Start in Life – chairing provided by the Local Authority
The Engagement Forum
Membership of the engagement forum is drawn from former members of the Safeguarding Children Board and the Children, Young People and Families Partnership and their sub groups. This forum meets three times a year and is chaired by the Executive.
Contact The Partnership
The Children’s Partnership Business Manager can be contacted for business related enquiries on 01454 863136.
Please do not use this phone number to report concerns about children. If you are worried about a child please call 01454 866000 – Monday to Friday, 01454 615165 Out of hours/weekends. In an emergency please ring 999