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Children's Safeguarding Partnership Agreement

The agreement between the three statutory children's safeguarding partners (Police, CCG, Local Authority) to establish and maintain a Children's Safeguarding Partnership in accordance with the guidance in Working Together 2018.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/04/2019

Decision due: 3 Jun 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Director of Children, Schools and Families

Contact: Paul Bailey, MSCB Safeguarding Development & Policy Manager Email:

Consultation process

The government consulted nationally on the new Working Together guidance. There is a requirement that our partnership arrangements comply with this guidance. The members of the current Merton Children's Safeguarding Board were extensively consulted about the proposed proposals, including through a task and finish group and in full MSCB meetings. The three statutory partners have been engaged throughout and the finalised partnership agreement is recommended by the MSCB for adoption through the governance arrangements of each of the three statutory partners.

Documents to be considered: Officer report.


Agenda items


  • Children's Safeguarding Partnership Agreement