[Skip to content]

.
Young boy blowing bubbles

About ERSCP

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is:

  • the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect
  • preventing impairment of their health and development
  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • to enable children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.

What is a Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)?

Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 and Working Together 2018 guidance requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCPs. Section 14 sets out the objectives of LSCPs, which are to:

  • coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Partnership for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area
  • ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

Top of page

What is the role of the ERSCP?

  • to scrutinise local arrangements and to have a separate identity and an independent voice
  • it should not be subordinate to, nor subsumed within, other local structures in a way that might compromise it
  • to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Partnership for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area
  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

A copy of the ERSCP Arrangements can be found here:

 ERSCP Partnership Arrangements June 2019 (pdf 817.42mb opens in a new window)

Top of page

ERSCP Annual Report

The ERSCP publishes an annual report on the effectiveness of child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area in adherence to the principles of Working Together 2018. The annual report is published in relation to the preceding financial year to fit with local agencies' planning, commissioning and budget cycles. 

You can download our most recent annual report here:

ERSCP Annual Report 2018-2019 (pdf 1.38 MB opens in a new window)

ERSCP Annual Report 2017-18 (pdf 2.07Mb opens in a new window)

ERSCB Annual Report 2016-17 (pdf 1.53Mb opens in a new window)

Top of page

 

ERSCP Business Priorities 2018 to 2020

The ERSCP Business Priorities has been informed by our assessment of local safeguarding services, as highlighted in the Annual Report 2016-17. The document sets out the Board's priorities which meet our statutory duty.

As well as challenging our partners in terms of their effectiveness in safeguarding children, we hope to promote multi-working, learning and an increased focus on early intervention.

Our Business Priorities can be downloaded below:

ERSCB Business Priorities 2018 to 2020 (pdf 776.93 Kb opens in a new window) 

Links to other plans and policies

The Children’s Trust Board is a partnership of organisations responsible for the delivery of services to children, young people and families. It covers the work of organisations at every level, from the development of an overall children and young people’s plan to the day to day delivery of integrated services.

The East Riding Children’s Trust approves the East Riding Children and Young People's Plan: 

East Riding Children and Young People's Plan for 2017 -2020 (pdf   679.65K opens in a new window)

Further information on the Children’s Trust can be found on the main East Riding of Yorkshire Council website:  

East Riding of Yorkshire Council - What is the East Riding Children's Trust? (external council website)