Decision details

Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For the Executive to agree the Safeguarding Partnership arrangements for Bracknell Forest


That the new model for combined children and adults multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for Bracknell Forest is agreed.

Reasons for the decision:

1.    In line with Children and Social Work Act and statutory guidance the new multiagency safeguarding arrangements must be jointly agreed by the local authority, Thames valley police and East Berkshire CCG.


2.    In line with the Care Act 2014 the local authority must arrange for a safeguarding adult board to be in place. Thames Valley Police and the CCG must be members of a safeguarding adult board. Therefore, as statutory partners, the Local Authority, Thames Valley police and the CCG have agreed the new model for multiagency safeguarding arrangements following a consultation workshop with other safeguarding partnerships’ members

Alternative options considered:

Other options were considered at consultation workshop held with our local partners.

These options included maintaining separate arrangements for adults and children

safeguarding together with variations on the agreed model. Following these

consultations statutory partners

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing budget

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Workshops and meetings with partner agencies.


Partner agencies such as Health, Police, Social Care

Contact: Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning Email: Tel: 01344 354142.

Report author: Thom Wilson

Publication date: 23/07/2019

Date of decision: 23/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 31/07/2019

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