Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) - Subgroups

Chair: CSCP Independent Scrutineer

Purpose: To lead, promote and monitor the effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and young people in Cumbria.

Chair: Cumbria County Council

Purpose: This group brings together all the chairs of the subgroups of the CSCP. The group is tasked with the business of the CSCP and ensuring delivery of the CSCP priorities. 

Chair: Cumbria National Probation Service 

Purpose: To receive notifications from agencies or professional or Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) of a serious incident. The group collects and collates information on each child and seeks relevant information from professionals and family members. Where a suspicion arises that neglect or abuse may have been a factor in the child’s death, referring a case back to the CSCP Chair for consideration of whether a child Safeguarding Practice Review (SAP) is required.

Professionals - If you would like to refer a case to the Case Review Group please complete a referral form, see Procedures (Referral for Case Review Group form).

Chair: Morecambe Bay CCG


Purpose: Reviewing all deaths up to the age of 18, excluding both those babies who are stillborn and planned terminations of pregnancy due to medical reasons, even if that child is born alive. Collecting and collating information on each child and seeking relevant information from professionals and family members


Chair: Cumbria County Council

Purpose: The role of the group is to improve the standards of safeguarding and care of children in non local authority (independent) residential care provisions and living care provisions in Cumbria.

Chair: Cumbria Constabulary

Purpose: The group will focus on the areas of child exploitation, ensuring the work of statutory partners is coordinated in helping, protecting and caring for children in our local area and that there are mechanisms in place to monitor those local arrangements.

Chair: Cumbria County Council

Purpose: Support the CSCP in ensuring that education settings and providers, exercise their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Chair: Cumbria County Council 

Purpose: The group will plan, co-ordinate, commission and evaluate high quality multi-agency training to the children’s workforce; will ensure that the learning and development provided within agencies will equip professionals to safeguard children; and contribute to the development of staff and organisations on a multi-agency basis.

Chair: Cumbria County Council

Purpose: The responsibility of the group is to take the leading role in the continuing development and performance of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub.

Chair: Cumbria County Council 

Purpose: The focus of the group is to ensure effective delivery of early help support for children and families in Cumbria.

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