Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership


The Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) has been established since April 2019, following the Sir Alan Wood National Review and the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTSC 2018). Work has been undertaken by the CSCP to embed those changes during 2020, following a year of transition.

In Calderdale, there is a shared responsibility to coordinate and safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This sits with the three safeguarding partners, the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group, and the District Police Force who have a shared and equal duty to make arrangements to effectively work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

The aims of the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) are to support and enable local organisations and agencies to work together in a system where:

  • Children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted.
  • Partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share, and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children.
  • Organisations challenge appropriately and hold one another to account effectively.
  • There is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threats.
  • Learning is promoted and embedded in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and implement changes to practice.
  • Information is shared effectively to facilitate more accurate and timely decision making for children and families.

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership Secretariat

The partnership is supported by Secretariat staff, who comprise:

  • Julia Caldwell (Partnerships Manager) who works with the 3 partners of the CSCP and with the wider partnership to understand how safeguarding interventions impact on children and families and who directs the work of the sub groups to ensure they deliver against the objectives set out in Strategic Business Plans;
  • Sophie Wrafter (Quality Assurance Officer) who manages and delivers a programme of Multi-Agency Audits and leads on a programme of engagement with children and young people, parents/carers and practitioners;
  • Jacquie Hellowell (Performance Management Officer) who co-ordinates multi-agency data to allow the CSCP members to be assured about multi-agency safeguarding work and who administers the annual Section 11 Audit which examines how well organisations and professionals safeguard people in Calderdale;
  • Sally Fletcher (Learning & Improvement Officer) who co-ordinates and delivers Calderdale’s multi-agency safeguarding learning and development programme for professionals across both adults and children services, leads on policy and procedural development for Calderdale and West Yorkshire and produces easy to use tools and guidance to help practitioners safeguard children and adults effectively;
  • Julie Hartley (Serious Incident Review Co-ordinator) – who co-ordinates the Child Death Overview Process (CDOP) for Calderdale, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR), Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) on behalf of the multi-agency partnerships in Calderdale. Supports the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO);
  • Lisa Golding-Smith (Business Support Co-ordinator) who provides business support to the CSCP, the Sub-groups of both partnerships, the Independent Chairs and Scrutineers, and to the Partnerships Manager.

Young Advisors

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) has recruited a subgroup of young people (aged between 13 and 17 years) known as the Young Advisors. The Young Advisor’s role is to give a young person’s view on safeguarding issues. Most of the work is informed by the priorities of the CSCP although the young people are able to suggest issues themselves that can be considered further.  Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership values the Young Advisors views and takes their feedback and comments seriously.