The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership brings together a number of agencies across the city to ensure that there is a joined up approach to safeguarding children and young people.
Safeguarding means protecting a child’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about working together to support children and young people to make decisions about the risks they face in their own lives, and protecting those who lack the capacity to make these decisions.
We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent or family member; a friend or neighbour; a teacher or carer; or as a paid or volunteer worker. This section of our website is for children and young people, their families and carers and the practitioners and volunteers who work with them.
It is increasingly important that members of the local community have an understanding of the work that is being carried out to help keep children and young people safe in Manchester. For this reason we have a section for the wider Manchester community and local businesses who we hope will help us ensure ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business‘.
We are not an operational body – our role is to monitor the quality and consistency of safeguarding practice and training across all our partner agencies, ensuring continuous improvement in practice and contributing to the broader planning, commissioning and delivery of services.
Our aim is that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. This means that:
All partners are expected to support this aim and to deliver the highest standard of service.
They are expected to be able to:
The Partnership has a number of subgroups which undertake specific tasks on its behalf.
For more information see our affiliated boards resource.
Details can be found in our legislation and government guidance resource
Use our quick Q+A to find commonly asked questions.
We try to keep our news feed as up to date as possible and feature items of interest to practitioners and volunteers across our partnership.