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Multi-agency safeguarding in Swindon

Wiltshire Police, Swindon Borough Council and Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have published a new plan. This is designed to ensure they are doing all they can as a partnership, to safeguard children and adults at risk.

Government guidance in 2018 set out how local areas should work to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) with new partnership arrangements. “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018” requires that as local safeguarding partners, the council, the police and the CCG should publish arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children.

In Swindon this means that there will be a Safeguarding Partnership. This will bring together those who lead Swindon’s services to safeguard children and adults. The plan is based on a clear and simple recognition that children, young people and adults live in families and local communities, that can be both places of support and risk. The partnership will be informed by the views of children, adults and those who support them. It will also and develop services that are responsive to their needs.

Arrangements for the transition to the new partnership are underway with the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership coming in to effect on Sunday, 28 July 2019.

Links to the LSAB

Risk Management Panel

The Risk Management Panel is a multi-agency risk assessment process to ensure effective case planning and decision making in relation to adults with multiple needs who do not reach the threshold of Adult Safeguarding investigations and the process will only be enacted when all other interventions have not produced an improvement in outcomes for the individual of concern. The role of the Panel is to facilitate, develop risk management plans and monitor their effectiveness.

The panel was set up following the outcome of an Adult Case Review which highlighted the need for a more coordinated approach when dealing with people who have chaotic lifestyles.