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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board (CPSCB) is the key statutory body overseeing arrangements for safeguarding children and young people across the county

The changes to Local Safeguarding Children Boards arising from The Children and Social Work Act 2017, changing structures and working arrangements in partner agencies (including increased joint working between both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authorities), the ongoing demands on resources, made it essential to look at the  Safeguarding  Governance arrangements across the County.

It was agreed by the statutory partners (as laid out in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the Care Act 2014), that the new structure should streamline existing processes and ensure that, where possible, there was a countywide approach. This resulted in the creation of an Executive Safeguarding Partnership Board and a single, countywide Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board, a single countywide Safeguarding Children Partnership Board and single countywide Consultation and Development Groups to support them. As part of this process membership of the various boards and, sub groups was reviewed, and where appropriate amended to fit in with the new structure.

The revised structure (as described in Structure and governance arrangements for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Boards) was discussed, and agreed at the Countywide Adults and Children’s Safeguarding Executive Board on the 27th September 2017. It was agreed that the revised structure would be implemented from 1st January 2018 and would be reviewed in August 2018. Following the review in the Autumn of 2018 minor revisions were made to the structure and membership of the groups.

The finalised Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements were published on the 1st May 2019 and can be found here.

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