Safeguarding children in East Sussex

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 changed the way agencies work together to safeguard children.

  • Police, health and the local authority now have equal responsibility to make local plans to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their area.
  • There is updated government Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 guidance.
  • Local safeguarding partnerships replaced Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).
  • And there were changes to serious case reviews and the child death review process.

What this means for East Sussex

The East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership website sets out how Police, health and the local authority plan to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in East Sussex.

More information is also included in the Pan Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual.