July 2023

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership circulate monthly E-Bulletins; if you would like to be included on the distribution list, please email

All enquiries concerning the welfare or safety of a child or requests for information MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY to the Bridge Partnership.   

The Bridge Partnership can be contacted on 0161 603 4500. All referrals and requests for support must be completed on the online referral form. 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 any problems related to the portal contact 

If you are worried about an adult - Report abuse or neglect by telephone on: 0161 206 0604.  For further information visit  

How to refer a case for Practice Review

 The SSCP have developed a new 7MB which explains what a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR) is and how to make a referral into the SSCP. A recent case review highlighted that practitioners may not be fully aware of the Practice Review process and of the need to notify the authorities promptly about a Serious Incident affecting the welfare of a child. Practitioners from any agency can refer a case for multi-agency review but the details should be discussed with the Safeguarding Lead of the organisation first. Cases can also be referred in where excellent multi-agency working and good practice has resulted in a Seriously Good Outcome for a child or young person.

Think Child – Think Adult – Think Family guidance

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. As part of your role working with children, you may come into contact with adults in the same way adult's practitioners may have contact with children.  It's important that all professionals are mindful of any issues within the wider family and ensure that action is taken to ensure that support is received and any safeguarding concerns are raised.  

Following Safeguarding Adult Review Mathew, the Think Child - Think Adult - Think Family guidance for Children's and Adults' Services responding to safeguarding concerns, has been updated. 

If you have a concern about a child's welfare or safety you should contact the Bridge Partnership which can be contacted by telephone on 0161 603 4500 (Emergency Out of Hours Team Telephone 0161 794 8888) or email

If you are worried about an adult - Report abuse or neglect by telephone on: 0161 206 0604.  For further information visit  

If a child or adult is in immediate danger of being harmed, or if a child is home alone, the police should be called on 999.

Safeguarding Children Practitioner Survey

Every two years the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) asks frontline professionals who work with children and families in Salford to fill in a survey about safeguarding. The results from the survey help us to check how statutory duties and key messages about safeguarding are understood across the multi-agency workforce. We would really appreciate if you took ten minutes out of your busy day to fill in the survey. This will help us to plan our work to improve safeguarding for children in Salford. The survey closes on 17 July 2023, please click on the link below to access the survey:

SSCP Annual Report 2022-2023

The SSCP annual report 2022- 2023 has been published and is available to view, along with previous years reports, on the Annual Report Page of the SSCP Website. The report covers the period from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. It provides information about the work and effectiveness of our local safeguarding children arrangements during this period.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and for services to be effective each citizen, practitioner and organisation should play their part. In Salford, all our partners are committed to working together so that every child in Salford is safe, well and able to reach their full potential.

We hope that this annual report highlights the innovative and creative practice that takes place across our partnership, to keep our most vulnerable children safe, and to make sure that they can be as healthy as possible.  As a partnership, we have so much to be proud of in Salford. This report recognises the progress that the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership has made throughout the year, and sets out our commitment to continue to address the challenges that will remain in 2023/24.

External training:

Trauma informed practice webinar

Trauma Responsive Salford are delighted to offer city wide webinar training, delivered by Clinical Psychologist, Nic Curran.  This is half day (3 hour) training on line.


  • 12th July 2023: 09.25 – 12.30
  • 4th October: 09.25 – 12.30
  • 1st November: 09.25 – 12.30

To book your place on this training, please e-mail

Please include the following: Name, Role, Team, and Organisation.

For SSCP training please visit the SSCP Multi-agency webpage.

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism - elearning for health and social care

Oliver McGowan was a young man whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better skills, knowledge and understanding of the needs for autistic people and people with a learning disability.

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is the government’s preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff.

The training is delivered in 2 Tiers. Staff need to complete either Tier 1 or Tier 2.  Both tiers consist of 2 parts.  The first part of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 is this elearning.  Everyone will need the elearning regardless of where they work and the Tier of training they require.  It is free to access.

The second part of the training is either a live 1 hour online interactive session for those needing Tier 1, or, a 1-day face to face training for people who require Tier 2.

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. 

Latest news

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