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Welcome to the City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership's website.
Our vision is "For all the children of York to grow up in safety and to always feel safe."
The City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) is a multi-agency forum led by 3 key partners: the local authority; the police and the Clinical Commissioning Groups, although their work includes the input of many more partners than just the ‘key three’.Together they ensure that different services co-operate to protect children and young people in York.They seek assurance and evidence that the children of York are protected from all forms of abuse and neglect in order to confirm that everybody working with children works effectively together.
All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
The City of York Safeguarding Partnership's (CYSCP) vision is:
“For all the children of York to grow up in safety and always to feel safe.”
The CYSCP believes that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
in working with children, young people, parents and professionals to make our children's lives safer.
that in order to achieve this, all agencies involved with children and their families should consider the welfare of children as central to all their activities, and work closely with each other to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
in the need to increase understanding of the nature of child abuse, by raising professional and public awareness in order to reduce abuse and neglect and the impact that it has.
seeks assurance that all children within the City of York are protected from all forms of physical or emotional abuse; neglect or negligent treatment; maltreatment or exploitation; sexual abuse and harm caused by witnessing the ill treatment of another and that their potential as human beings is maximised.
promotes public confidence in the child protection system by seeking assurance from partner agencies that a proper balance is achieved between intrusion into family life and the necessary protection of children from harm.
tries to develop and promote a learning culture in order to identify areas of vulnerability and learn lessons from when things have gone wrong and also from when they have gone right.
The CYSCP believes in the need for continual improvement and strives towards making a positive difference for children within the City of York.
CYSCP works in accordance with Working Together 2018.
If you would like to read about how the CYSCP seeks to ensure high quality child safeguarding services within York, please download the QA- Learning & Improvement Framework.
Some of the partner agencies who work together to safeguard children are:
City of York Council's Children, Education and Communities Directorate
Children's Social Care
Local Area Teams
City of York Council's Education Service
City of York Council's Housing and Community Safety
North Yorkshire Police
Children & Families Court Advisory Support Service
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group
Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
HMP Askham Grange
Safer York Partnership
IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services)
Schools including maintained, academies and independent schools
North Yorkshire Local Medical Committee
The full Membership list of our partnership is published in the Annual Report each year.
Partner Agencies have worked together to develop a multi-agency overarching City of York and North Yorkshire Multi-agency Information Sharing Protocol to create a positive culture of sharing information and facilitate more effective Data Sharing practices between Partner Agencies, with the aim of improving service delivery.
The Protocol applies to all information being shared by signatory Partner Agencies and it establishes the types of data Partner Agencies will share, how data is handled and the legislation which allows the information to be shared, as well as outlining processes for developing Partner Agency Information Sharing Arrangements.
The DfE has produced guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.
Structure (pdf download) The CYSCP now has a new governance structure and this will be updated shortly.
City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA