2.1 Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 provided for the replacement of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) with multi-agency arrangements, led by the three safeguarding partners:

  • The local authority chief executive;
  • The accountable officer of a clinical commissioning group;
  • A chief officer of police.

Working Together to Safeguard Children provides the statutory guidance for the three safeguarding partners, who are required to make joint safeguarding decisions to meet the needs of local children and families. The partners are jointly responsible for publishing local plans to keep children safe and improve their wellbeing.

Please see below to access information on the multi agency safeguarding arrangements which are in place across the West Yorkshire region: