In response to the 'Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018' guidance we are pleased to publish our multi-agency local safeguarding children arrangements:

ERSCP Multi-agency Local Safeguarding Children Arrangements (June 2019) (pdf 975kb)

Welcome to the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership

The purpose of the ERSCP is to oversee and co-ordinate all of work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe. It is a partnership between the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group working alongside other relevant agencies.

The aim is to create a system where:

  • children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted
  • partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children
  • organisations and agencies challenge appropriately and hold one another to account effectively
  • there is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threats
  • learning is promoted and embedded in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and implement changes to practice
  • information is shared effectively to facilitate more accurate and timely decision making for children and families

(Source: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018)

How to report concern Training Procedures and guidance

ERSCP Newsletter

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How to report concerns

Coronavirus - Temporary Arrangements for EHaSH and Early Help and Prevention

We are facing an unprecedented situation and children and young people are understandably worried, as well as being vulnerable to other risks whilst they are not in a nursery and the school environment.

During the ongoing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), help and advice is available to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families.

If you have a concern about COVID-19 or require information about support from early help services or sources of self-help then contact the FISH team via email at:

Email FISH

If you need to make a safeguarding referral about a child or young person who is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect or who has significant vulnerabilities they should be referred to children’s social care.

During office hours

During office hours (Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm), you can contact EHaSH on:

Call (01482) 395500 Email EHaSH

Outside office hours

Outside of office hours, please contact the emergency duty team:

Call (01482) 393939

FLOW CHART: EHaSH, Early Help and Prevention (word 27kb)

If a child is suffering abuse and requires urgent attention because of immediate danger, call the Police on 999.

Adult Safeguarding

For immediate concerns, telephone the Safeguarding Adults Team:

Call (01482) 396940


The ERSCP offers a range of training aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of professionals and volunteers working with children across East Riding. There are two parts to our training offer:

  • E-learning
  • Face-to-face multi-agency safeguarding training

E-learning is provided via our partner The Virtual College and covers the following areas:

Learn more about the ERSCP E-learning offer

Multi-agency safeguarding training courses run at different venues across the local authority area throughout the year.

View the latest training calendar

The current courses scheduled to run in this period cover:

Access to this training is free for agencies who provide a financial contribution to the ERSCP budget and for voluntary organisations serving the East Riding. Details of costs for other agencies, pre-requisites for training and booking details can be found on our training page.

Visit the training page

Procedures and guidance

One of the responsibilities upon the ERSCP is that to develop policies and procedures which compliment national legislation, policy and guidance in regards to the safety and well-being of children and young people. Relevant local policy documents will be available here as they are updated to reflect the Partnership’s new structure. Historical policies, procedures and guidance can be found at the link below:

View procedures and guidance

National policy and guidance

Local policies, procedures and guidance