The Independent Chair will function as a champion of the Leeds approach to safeguarding, including restorative practice and work in partnership with families, parents, children and young people. Her/his general approach must be restorative with a high challenge high support orientation to interactions with officers at all levels and across all agencies with responsibilities for safeguarding.
One of the main purposes is to work independent of, but closely with the statutory safeguarding partners as set out in Working Together 2018, namely the:
- Local Authority (Leeds City Council)
- Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
- West Yorkshire Police