The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board), are responsible for ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk of harm, neglect and exploitation across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough receive the help and protection that they need.

Safeguarding is ‘everybody’s business’ whether you are an organisation, frontline practitioner, or an individual member of our communities.

Any person can be at risk of harm or abuse, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

As a partnership we will work to:

  • Prevent abuse and neglect from happening
  • Promote wellbeing and safety
  • Effectively respond quickly to reports of abuse and neglect
  • Hold our partners and other agencies to account for undertaking this duty and scrutinise safeguarding actions and outcomes

The safeguarding arrangements for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can be read here

The Legislation Underpinning the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), states that the three statutory safeguarding partners, as defined under the Children Act 2004 (as amended by the Children and Social Work Act, 2017) as the: Local Authority, Chief Officer of Police, and Clinical Commissioning Groups, must work together with relevant agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This replaces legislation for Local Authorities to have Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).

The three statutory partners have a shared and equal duty to make arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in a local area.

The Care Act 2014 also established the need to have Safeguarding Adult Boards in each local authority area. The Act confirmed that the three statutory safeguarding partners should be; Local Authority, Chief Officer of Police, and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Safeguarding Adults Boards are responsible for coordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of what partners and relevant agencies does to help protect adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect

Statutory Guidance

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Safeguarding Arrangements Document

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If partners have a need to request development of a SWAY, training, QA activity, policies etc please complete the following online form (https://forms.office.com/r/Vuw3U743xA) detailing;
  • what is required,
  • why its required,
  • how it links with the Boards priorities
  • what is currently in place
  • the risk of not completing the request
Please note that this process does not apply to Case review referrals, which will continue to follow the existing process.