The Merton Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) works together to agree how local child protection services are carried out.
The Partnership is also responsible for monitoring the performance of local agencies’ arrangements for safeguarding children as set out in section 11 of the Children Act 2004.
It is chaired by an Independent Person and has members from local services and people who represent the local community.
The Merton Safeguarding Children’s Partnership works closely with other organisations such as the Health and Well Being Board and the Merton Children’s Trust and other strategic partnerships across Merton.
The interim Independent Person who serves as the Chair of Partnership meetings is Mr. Keith Makin.
The full Partnership meets at least four times per year and the business of the Partnership is carried out through the following Sub-Groups:
- Learning and Development
- Promote and Protect Young People, and
- Quality Assurance
There is a comprehensive Training Strategy and the MSCP provides an annual training programme.
There is an Executive Group which ensures that the work of the MSCP and its Annual Business Plan are being achieved satisfactorily.
The partnership has a Business Manager, Training and Development Officer and a Board Administrator.