Slough Safeguarding Children Partnership

Working together; keeping people safe in Slough

New Statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 has been published December 15th 2023

Below key documents;

The guidance document Working Together to Safeguard children 2023

Working Together 2023 summary_of_changes

Working Together 2023 Cross Ministerial letter

Below our current arrangements.

Our partnership arrangements  align our duties under the Care Act 2014 , the Children Act 2004 and the Crime and disorder act 1998. 

The terms of reference of the executive group is on the link below.

Terms of reference of executive group

The local partnership arrangements are described below:

Safe in Slough Partnership arrangements

We have several groups organised to deliver our priorities. Click on the link below for our structure chart;

Structure Chart

Below our strategic plan and priorities

Strategic plan

Our priorities  can be summarised as:

  • Safeguard children and young people from abuse and neglect.
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Help and prevent the exploitation of people in Slough.
  • Raise awareness about Domestic abuse and help those affected by it.
  • Reduce violence
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Raise awareness of substance misuse and help those affected by it.

Membership of the Safe in Slough partnership is made up of representatives from;

Slough Local Authority, Slough Children First, Primary, Secondary schools and colleges, Berkshire Health Care Foundation Trust, Frimley Integrated Care Board, Solutions 4 Health, Frimley Health Care Foundation Trust, The Probation Service, and Thames Valley Police and Health Watch and all members of the community safety partnership.

We  collaborate with safeguarding partnerships across Berkshire around;

  • Policy and procedures;  carried out by the Pan Berkshire policy and procedures group
  • The Pan Berkshire child exploitation forum
  • The Pan Berkshire Section 11 Panel (Monitoring compliance of individual agencies to Section 11 of the Children Act 2004)

In June 2023 we began revising how we monitor the effectiveness of partnership working and agreed on This paper

in 2023-2024 we will translated this into a quality assurance process for the partnership.

Partners will be considering the implications of partnership arrangements in January to March.