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About the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership

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Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements

The Salford Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) was replaced by the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP). in 2019.  Salford was selected as one of 17 'early adopters' and one of the first areas to publish how partners will work together to safeguard children.  These arrangements outline how more emphasis will be placed on considering outcomes for children and young people, and the impact of work that organisations in Salford do to keep children safe, well and achieving their aspirations. The partnership will have more time for reflective discussion, scrutiny of work with children and families and sharing learning so that we can improve.

The process to report concerns about a child remains the same, and the operational activity within organisations has not changed. The public and practitioners will be reminded it's everyone's responsibility to keep children safe, and any concerns should be reported to The Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500 or  or via the online Children’s portal.  The Bridge Partnership is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.  If you need to speak to someone outside these times, please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0161 794 8888. If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed or is home alone, call the police on 999.  

For more information please download the document below.

Members of the partnership

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is made up of members whose role and seniority enable them to commit their organisation/agency to the development and maintenance of effective inter-agency working to safeguard children and young people in Salford. Details of the agencies that make up the board are listed in the table below.

List of partnership members
Agency Name Job title
Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership Melanie John-Ross Independent Chair/ Scrutineer
Boothstown Methodist Primary School Karen Armfield Head Teacher
HM Prison and Probation Service Danielle Buckley Assistant Chief Officer
Greater Manchester Police Yanika Weir Detective Chief Inspector & District Vulnerability Lead
NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Diane Kinsella

Designated Nurse, Safeguarding Children and Cared for Children (Salford)

NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Elaine Burfitt Designated Doctor
NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Elizabeth Walton Assistant Director: Safeguarding & Quality
Salford City Council Deborah Blackburn Assistant Director: Public Health Nursing
Salford City Council Maggie Kufeldt Interim Strategic Director of Adults' Services
Salford City Council Melissa Caslake Interim Strategic Director of Children's Services
Salford City Council Zoe Fearon Assistant Director of Specialist Services
Salford City Council Tim Rumley Senior Youth Work Manager
Salford CVS Michelle Warburton Voice and Influence Manager
Salford City Council Jane Slinger Head of Safeguarding 
Northern Care Alliance Clare Kelly Assistant Director of Nursing: Safeguarding
Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership - Business Unit Support Kate Pollard SSCP Head of Business and Impact
Debbie Hulme Senior Business Support Officer
Vivienne Bentley  Senior Business Support Officer
Sharn Begum Workforce Development and Business Support Manager
Jane Maguire Performance and Quality Assurance Co-ordinator
Jo Horton Participation Lead
Deb Drinkwater Training Officer

Equality and Diversity Statement

Our vision is to make Salford a fair and inclusive city where everyone has an equal voice, access to services and opportunities, and are included and represented in decisions that affect them, irrespective of their age, disability status, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. Salford has a strong commitment to tackling inequality which is reflected in The Salford Way, a city-wide approach to ensure partners work together to build a fairer and more inclusive Salford for all. A key part of this approach is the Salford Equality Strategy our catalyst for change to ensure we work together to build a fairer and more inclusive Salford for all.

All partners of the SSCP are required to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are a thread through all our priorities/activity, as are the views and voices of young people. 

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