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**Bradford Safeguarding Partnership – New Arrangements**

News about how we are changing

In March 2016 the Government accepted the recommendations of the Wood Review into Local Safeguarding Children Board arrangements. This led to changes embedded in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 as well as new guidance in Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018. As a consequence of these changes the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) will cease to exist in September 2019 and following agreement between the three statutory partners for safeguarding in Bradford, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Police and  the three Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover the Bradford District, will be replaced by a new body Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership.  

Attached are the new arrangements for The Bradford Partnership outlining the new working arrangements, priorities and key work areas and also the new arrangements for Child Death Reviews. These arrangements will commence as of 1st September 2019.

Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership

Child Death Review Arrangements

There are some 30 minute briefing sessions taking place on the new process in September 2019, please see below link for details

Child Death Review Mortality Meeting training

Launch of Bradford’s Continuum of Need and Risk Identification Tool – Event Flyer

The launch of the new guidance which is aimed at every agency, statutory, voluntary, private and independent which works directly or indirectly with children, young people and families.

Continuum of Need and Risk Identification Tool

Continuum of Need Presentation

Continuum of Need Video

Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF)

This form is for practitioners seeking to refer a child or young person to Children’s Services for the right kind of support at the right time

MARF guidance with Signs of Safety

Safeguarding Children in Bradford