Peer Review of Multi-agency Safeguarding Arrangements 2020

We recently commissioned Carole Brookes Associates Ltd to independently evaluate the effectiveness of our multi-agency Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements which we implemented in April 2019. 

Bolton Safeguarding Children Partnership was a critical friend in the peer review and supported us to assess strengths, observations and identify areas for improvement. 

The review took place during a challenging period as agencies were all embracing new ways of working and digital technology to sustain service delivery in response to the pandemic. It has been helpful to hold the mirror up, reflect on our journey and is something that should be celebrated.

Salford is a strong partnership and the findings evidence we are going well beyond compliance but it identified key areas for improvement to maintain the robust partnership. An action plan is being drafted by the Safeguarding Operational Group to ensure the learning is taken forward.

For more information download the findings or contact SSCP Business Unit email:

New SSCP YouTube Channel

We have recently launched our new SSCP YouTube channel to share lessons learnt from case reviews, multi-agency briefings and practitioner forums.

February uploads includes the Obesity Pathway

To subscribe to our channel or watch the videos visit Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership - YouTube

Learning from Practice Reviews

Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Eric

The report and seven minute briefing for the recently completed safeguarding adult review ‘SAR Eric’ was published 12th January 2021 and is available to view on the SSAB website.

Housing Awareness Pack

As a result of a recent joint Salford Adult Review (SAR) / Domestic Homicide Review, housing sector colleagues in Salford have come together to develop an awareness package to increase knowledge of partners to the way housing is made up, the support available, particularly where there are welfare or safeguarding concerns and there is a lack of engagement from the household and the range of powers available to housing to intervene.

The pack includes:

Spotlight Briefing Powerpoint Presentation

Housing Key Messages Fact Sheet

Rehousing in Salford What you need to know

7 Minute Briefing Salford Housing Options Service / Plain Text Version

7 Minute Briefing Supported Housing Service / Plain Text Version

7 Minute Briefing Registered Providers of Social Housing / Plain Text Version

Housing Standards Checklist Privately Rented Properties

Map - large Registered Providers in Salford with over 1000 properties

Salford Designated Safeguarding Contacts November 2020

The pack can be found at

Other National Days - March 2021

Useful Links to Training, Information and Resources

The SSCP has developed a Virtual Training Programme offering webinars, spotlight briefings, practitioner forums and videocasts. Our training programme is complemented by e-learning courses7 minute briefings Learning from Practice ReviewsLearning Events and by subscribing our new SSCP YouTube channel. We will continue to review the possibility of offering face to face training in line with Government advice and local needs.  

  • Visit also Salford Thrive for further Training, Resources and Events including Eating Disorders, Psychological First Aid, Mindfulness, Helping young people with anxiety, low mood and depression during Covid 19
  • The Emotional Health Service Directory will help you access useful resources and services available to support children and young people's emotional health and well-being and to provide guidance when making a referral into services. 
  • To support us to become more aware of trauma and how we can support resilience across the City, take a look at The Salford Way which includes self care resources for taking care of ourselves and our colleagues.

Safeguarding Resources, Training and Information

Other Updates and Information