Safeguarding Children and Adults

What is safeguarding

Safeguarding is central to the quality of care. The NHS England Accountability and Assurance Framework 2015 sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS commissioners and providers to account for improvements in health outcomes. In particular, there’s an expectation that commissioners and providers will have strong safeguarding leadership that provides expertise and commitment at all levels of their organisation and that they are fully engaged and in support of local accountability and assurance structures, in particular via the local Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Board.



Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership and Child Death Review Arrangements

In line with the reforms arising from the 2016 Wood Review, provisions in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and statutory guidance in Working Together 2018 arrangements for safeguarding children in England are changing and the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) will be replaced by the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership. The new Safeguarding Children Partnership will be established and led, jointly and equally, by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (on behalf of all CCGs and NHS providers in Surrey).

These new arrangements include changes to the existing Serious Case Review and Child Death Overview models. The responsibilities for child deaths fall to a partnership of the local authority and CCGs and have new requirements that the partnership are required to fulfil.

For more information please download the published document’s available at the links below which detail the New Surrey Safeguarding Children Arrangements and Surrey’s plan for a Child Death Review Partnership:

Surrey CDOP Partnership Plan June 2019

Surrey Safeguarding Children Arrangements 2019