Cheshire East SCP is responsible for co-ordinating the safeguarding and child protection work of every agency, in any sector, that works with children within our Local Authority boundaries.
It is crucial that as professionals we work together effectively, efficiently and decisively across agency boundaries - and especially so when we believe a child is at risk.
In this section of the site we have created a comprehensive and continually updated resource for anyone involved in providing children's services, whether in an employed, self employed or voluntary capacity.
You can find here the protocol on professional visitors to schools (PDF, 309KB)
Multi agency practice standards
Multi agency practice standards (PDF, 392KB) have been developed across Cheshire East, to improve practice. Effective multi agency working and sharing information between agencies is essential in securing improved outcomes for children and young people. This is well documented in a number of reviews, policy documentation and statutory guidance.
These multi agency practice standards establish one way of working across Cheshire East, so that we can provide a consistently good service to children and young people. They set the standard for practice for all practitioners, so everyone can know what to expect from all workers involved with a family. This will allow practitioners to ensure their work is of a good standard, and to challenge other workers on behalf of children and young people where the standards are not being met.
Learning from audit
The Local Safeguarding Children's Partnership undertakes as part of the Learning and Improvement Framework (LIF) a series of multi agency audits per year.
The learning from this is valuable as it provides an opportunity to quality assure the work that is undertaken with children and families.
Audits are undertaken to ensure policies and procedures are being followed correctly to ensure children and families are receiving the best possible service from all partner agencies.
The audit is shared widely with professionals and families. Please find the last audits we completed below.