Helping to keep children and young people safe in Derby and Derbyshire
Welcome to the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (DDSCP) Website.
Derby and Derbyshire are merging the oversight of their Safeguarding Children arrangements from 30 September 2019. The two Safeguarding Children Boards are taking the opportunity provided by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 to streamline and realign their activities together in a single partnership.
Strong leadership will be critical for the new arrangements to be effective in bringing together the range of organisations and agencies within the partnership. An Independent Chair will provide ongoing scrutiny of the work of the statutory safeguarding partners across Derby and Derbyshire who have equal and joint responsibility for local safeguarding arrangements.
Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board and Derbyshire Constabulary (the statutory partners) will work in partnership with relevant agencies such as health providers, schools and education settings, probation providers and others to challenge and hold each other to account as to how they are keeping children safe.
The purpose of local arrangements is to support and enable organisations and agencies across Derby and Derbyshire to work together to ensure that:
The incoming Independent Chair of the Partnership, Steve Atkinson, commented: “Keeping children safe and enabling them to live fulfilling lives is an obligation and a duty for everyone. Children are at the heart of the work of this Partnership and I welcome the commitment being shown by all Partners, statutory and non-statutory, to challenge each other to ensure that the lives of all children in Derby and Derbyshire happy and safe.”
You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are based at184 Kedleston Road,
Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board brought together a number of partner agencies from health and social care to support a police investigation of reports of historical physical and sexual abuse of children which took place at Aston Hall Hospital between the 1950s and 1970s.
Three Steps to Baby Safety Conference took place on Friday 2nd July 2021 and was the first DDSCP Stakeholder Conference to focus on the learning from Children Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) regarding babies
The first DDSCP Stakeholder Event was held in December 2020 and January 2021 to set out the progress of the partnership.
Briefing notes about the government review into sexual abuse in schools and access to schools by staff from other agencies are now available.
The Lullaby Trust Safer Sleep Week 15th - 21st March 2021
Updates about important changes to our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements to ensure that children at kept safe during the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19)