About the WSCP

The Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a statutory agency established by the Children and Social Work Act (2017). The WSCP replaced the previous Wirral Safeguarding Children Board on the 1st September 2019. WSCP is a multi-agency partnership of organisations who agree how to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The WSCP is led by the three statutory safeguarding partners of the Local Authority, Merseyside Police and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.

The WSCP is responsible for ensuring safeguarding arrangements across partner agencies are robust and for testing how strong arrangements are. To support this activity the WSCP  undertakes a variety of work each year including:

  • Publishing safeguarding policies and procedures for partner agencies
  • Auditing safeguarding arrangements in individual agencies and collectively across the partnership
  • Providing multi-agency training for the children’s workforce
  • Undertaking reviews of cases, including statutory child practice reviews and multi-agency learning reviews
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and priorities including child sexual exploitation, neglect of children, domestic abuse and radicalisation
  • Promoting the message that the safeguarding is Wirral’s children and young people is Everyone’s responsibility