Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership
Working Together 2018 represents a significant milestone in the development of our collective arrangements to safeguard children and young people in Gloucestershire. It places a ‘shared and equal duty’ on NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucestershire County Council for local arrangements. We embrace those responsibilities and view this as a real opportunity to further embed child safeguarding considerations across our own agencies and the wider local partnership under the banner of the “Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership” (GSCP).
Our published arrangements allow us to both build on past practice but also to develop our own local approach. Learning from past incidents and embedding that learning within our organisations are matters that can now develop along local lines reflecting Gloucestershire's collective commitment towards a trauma informed and restorative approach to practice, informed by the learning from ACEs. Our arrangements will continue to develop as confidence increases. We welcome the contribution of our partners and stakeholders and community to what we would hope is an ongoing and rich conversation.
We all share the same aim; namely, that the safety, health, welfare and wellbeing of our children and young people is secured and that we remain open to learning and improving in order to deal with the many challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world.
Safeguarding though remains ‘everybody’s business’ and we thank you for your continued support, hard work and commitment.
Marion Andrews Evans
Chair GSCP Executive
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Assistant Chief Constable
Director of Children’s Services
Gloucestershire County Council