Membership of the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

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:

  • Derby City Council: Chief Executive
  • Derby City Council: Cabinet member for Children and Young People
  • Derby City Council: Director of Children’s Services (statutory role)
  • Derbyshire County Council: Executive Director
  • Derbyshire County Council: Cabinet member for Children and Young People
  • Derbyshire County Council: Director of Children’s Services (statutory role)
  • Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Chief Executive
  • Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group: Chief Executive
  • Derbyshire Constabulary: Chief Constable
  • Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner

 The Chief Officer Group will:

  • speak with authority for the safeguarding partner they represent;
  • take decisions on behalf of their organisation or agency and be empowered to commit them on policy, resourcing and practice matters;
  • hold their own organisation or agency to account on how effectively they participate in and implement the local arrangements;
  • hold the Executive Board to account on how effectively it delivers the business plan of the partnership and implements the local arrangements;
  • play an active role in facilitating and driving action beyond institutional constraints and boundaries.

 

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:

  • Derby City Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Derbyshire Constabulary
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)
  • DHU Healthcare / NHS 111 
  • The Chair of the Derby Education Group
  • The Chair of the Derbyshire Education Group
  • The Chair of the Derby Quality Assurance Group
  • The Chair of the Derbyshire Quality Assurance Group
  • The Chair of the Derby Child Safeguarding Practice Review Group
  • The Chair of the Derbyshire Child Safeguarding Practice Review Group
  • The Chair of the Derby Exploitation and Vulnerable Young People Group
  • The Chair of the Derbyshire Exploitation and Vulnerable Young People Group
  • The Chair of the Derby and Derbyshire Policies and Procedures Group
  • The Chair of the Derby and Derbyshire Learning and Organisational Development Group
  • The Chair of the Derby and Derbyshire Districts Safeguarding Group
  • The Chair of the Derby and Derbyshire Child Death Review Group