Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is an independent partnership established in Sunderland in October 2004 following the drive to improve outcomes for children. It was formed as a statutory requirement of the Children Act 2004.
The SSCP is a key multi agency statutory mechanism for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in Sunderland. It has high-level officer representation from partner agencies, both statutory and voluntary, across the City. The SSCP structure consists of a number of sub committees that carry out specific functions in relation to the SSCP's responsibilities.
The Safeguarding Children procedures can be found here.
The SSCP multi-agency safeguarding plan is available here.
Serious Case Reviews
The SSCP is responsible for publishing Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). SCRs are multi-agency reviews of how professionals and organisations have worked together with a child and their family when a serious incident has occurred. This serious incident can be the death of or serious harm to a child.