Strong leadership is critical for the new arrangements to be effective in bringing together the range of organisations and agencies within the partnership. The statutory safeguarding partners across Derby and Derbyshire have equal and joint responsibility for local safeguarding arrangements.
In order to ensure that the responsibilities of the partnership are being effectively discharged, a Chief Officer Group will lead the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and include representation from the following:
The Chief Officer Group will:
An Executive Board is accountable to the Chief Officer Group and is responsible for delivering strategic influence through the business plan and the work of the partnership groups to improve safeguarding arrangements. The Executive Board is responsible for obtaining assurance of the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements and emerging concerns across Derby and Derbyshire.
In order to achieve effective multi-agency engagement, scrutiny and challenge across the partnership with suitable seniority, the Executive Board comprises of core representation at quarterly meetings from: