What is the Safeguarding Children Partnership?

We want to make sure children and young people feel safe and cared for in Bedford Borough.

Working Together 2018 sets out requirements for new collaborative working arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families which will lead to improved outcomes and experiences. The new arrangements in Bedford Borough will still be named the Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (BBSCP).

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASAs) were implemented in September 2019.

The MASA sets out the arrangements for safeguarding partners to work together with other agencies to identify and respond to the needs of children in Bedford Borough, and the three safeguarding partners Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police and the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group have equal and joint responsibility for local safeguarding arrangements.

With the requirements of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 the responsibility for ensuring that Child Death Reviews are carried out when a child dies will move from LSCBs to local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), please see this statement from Bedfordshire CCG (Word).

Find out more about our partnership and its work in:

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We hope that children and young people, families and communities will use the website as well as practitioners working with children and young people.

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