The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire Constabulary (the statutory partners) work in partnership with relevant agencies such as health providers, schools and education settings, probation providers and others to improve local safeguarding arrangements and hold each other to account as to how they are keeping children safe.

This site provides information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers and professionals.

The partnership has a number of subgroups to carry out its work.

The subgroups are

  • Quality Assurance Groups (one in each area)
  • Child Safeguarding Practice Review Groups (previously known as Serious Case Review Panels) (one in each area)
  • Education Groups (one in each area)
  • Exploitation and Vulnerable Young People Groups (one in each area)
  • Districts’ Safeguarding Group (covering all district council areas)
  • A Stakeholders Group

Joint subgroups are held  to improve how we work together across Derby and Derbyshire

  • Policy and Procedures Subgroup
  • Learning and Organisational Development Group


Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Officer Roles

Steve Atkinson is the Independent Chair

The DDSCP Business Team

  • Mark Sobey is the Partnership Manager
  • Amanda Ratcliffe is the Policy, Procedure and Regulation Officer
  • Carol Woods is the Vulnerable Children and Young People Development Officer
  • Ella Boulton is the Business Services Officer (Child Safeguarding Practice)
  • Sue Phillips is the Business Services Officer (Training)

Steve Atkinson and members of the team can be contacted using the contact details below or the email