Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in this role of Independent Chair for Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP).  

Three key agencies now collectively hold new statutory responsibilities for safeguarding; namely the Local Authority (through Children and Families), Health (through NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group) and West Yorkshire Police, and from 9th April 2018 we became known as the LSCP (Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership). Our new safeguarding arrangements were published on 27th June 2019, with implementation from September 2019.

In 2018, Ofsted inspectors rated Leeds City Council ‘outstanding’ for the impact of leaders on social work practice with children and families; ‘outstanding’ for the experiences and progress of children who need help and protection; and ‘good’ for the experiences and progress of children in care and care leavers. As a result, the overall judgement for services in Leeds is ‘outstanding’ - making it the only ‘core city’ in the country to be rated so highly (of those inspected under the new ILACs framework).

LSCP is very proud to support child friendly Leeds. Our vision is for Leeds is to be the UK’s best city by 2030. An essential part of this ambition is being the best city for children and young people to grow up in – to study, work, and play.  

The person specification maps out the skills knowledge and experience we require to ensure we can continue to achieve LSCP’s objectives:

  • Co-ordinate local work undertaken by all agencies and individuals to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
  • Ensure the effectiveness of that work

We are looking forward to working with someone who can provide us with insight, challenge and independent views to help us to move forward and will continue the work of the LSCP, with all agencies working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Leeds.

Steve Walker, LCC     Jo Harding, CCG     Ch Supt Steve Cotter, WYP

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