What’s new?

Our Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) was established in early 2019. The Partnership meets regularly to ensure local organisations are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children including identifying and responding to their needs.

You can find out more about the key messages from those meetings here:

Key messages – April 2019
Key messages – June 2019

What is the SVPP? 

The Government published new guidance in 2018 that set out how local areas should work to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) with new partnership arrangements.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 requires that as local safeguarding partners we set out arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children including identifying and responding to their needs.

‘Safeguarding’ relates to both the work needed to develop and deliver services designed to keep our population safe by reducing the levels of risks individuals face and it relates to the range of activities that offer to the safeguarding system.

In response we published a Safeguarding Plan which sets out the core elements of our new approach and how we develop and challenge practice across the partnership with multi-agency partners holding each other to account.

At the heart of the Wiltshire Plan is the construction of the Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP).

It has been named as the SVPP to reflect the broader contextual nature of the approach to safeguarding we intend to adopt, and to recognise the aspirations to broaden its scope in future years.

To reflect the statutory responsibilities in Working Together 2018 to ensure the safeguarding of children in Wiltshire, the safeguarding partners have worked together to address safeguarding in the context of family and community.

You can read the plans here.