Welcome to the safeguarding children pages
The Child and Social Work Act 2017 requires the Local Authority, the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the police to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The partnership does not commission or deliver direct frontline services. Our job is to make sure that the services that partners deliver or commission all work well together and that they are effective in keeping children and young people safe.
Our aims are that:
- Every child and young person in Warrington is safe and healthy, and has the opportunity to reach their potential;
- We create a ‘challenge and check’ process for practice; and
- We embed a culture of learning that always seeks to make improvements.
Our core partners are Warrington Borough Council, NHS Cheshire & Merseyside ICB and Cheshire Constabulary (Police).
The Partnership is responsible for monitoring the performance of local agencies’ arrangements for safeguarding children as set out in section 11 of the Children Act 2004.
The partnership will consult with community groups so that the needs of community are being met. The voice of the child and families are central to the work of Warrington Safeguarding Partnership (WSP).
We will also link to working groups across Cheshire, such as the Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) to ensure we work collaboratively to improve children’s experiences.
Further information about our safeguarding arrangements is available in the Safeguarding Arrangements document. Please note that this document is due to be updated shortly so please check back again in future to see the new document.