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The statutory safeguarding partners have joint responsibility for the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. Where the accountable person listed in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 delegates their function, they remain accountable for the actions and decisions taken on behalf of their organisation. If delegated, it is the responsibility of the accountable person to identify and nominate a lead with enough seniority and authority to ensure full participation in these arrangements.

Representatives of the Partnership will be able to:

  • speak with authority on behalf of the safeguarding partner they represent
  • take decisions on behalf of their organisation or agency and commit them on policy, resourcing and practice matters.
  • hold their own organisation and other organisations to account for the effective participation and implementation these local arrangements.  

Executive Partnership

The Executive Partnership is made up of representatives of the statutory safeguarding partners, sub-group chairs and the Independent Chair and Scrutineer. The role of the Executive Partnership is to provide strategic leadership, direction and support to the Partnership to make sure it meets its statutory responsibilities. The Executive Partnership will be chaired by the Independent Chair who is responsible for publishing and reviewing the terms of reference of the Executive.

Statutory Safeguarding Partners Accountable person Delegated representative
Islington Council Chief Executive Corporate Director of Children's Services
Central North (CN) Basic Command Unit (BCU), The Metropolitan Police Service CN BCU Commander Safeguarding Detective Superintendent
Islington Integrated Care Board Accountable Officer NCL Director of Quality and Chief Nurse

Responsibilities of this group are to: 

  • develop, implement and monitor the Partnerships Business Plan. 
  • oversee the functions of Partnership's sub-groups.
  • oversee the Learning and Training Strategy.
  • agree priority actions against the Partnerships core business.
  • develop the Partnerships forward plan and set the agenda for Partnership board meetings.
  • receive and agree protocols, policies and procedures from sub-groups.
  • review relevant national policy developments and initiatives, prepare briefing papers to the Partnership, and recommended actions that may be required. 
  • monitor attendance and agency representation for the Partnership and its sub-groups and make recommendations as appropriate. 
  • provide in-depth scrutiny around the Partnership's priorities, including s11 duties.
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