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About the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (RBSCP)

The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children's Partnership has representatives from a wide variety of organisations.


Children's Services (Director of Children's Services, Assistant Director, Head of Service Safeguarding Children’s Unit).

Children Service Strategic Safeguarding Lead and Principle Social Worker (advisor to the Partnership).

NHS GM Integrated Care System (HMR) (Head of Quality + Safeguarding and Deputy Executive).

Greater Manchester Police (Divisional Commander).   

Adult Care (Assistant Director and Head of Safeguarding and Practice Assurance).

Early Help and Schools (Assistant Director, Head Teachers from Falinge Park High School and Sandbrook Park Primary School).

Neighbourhood Services (Domestic Abuse Co-Ordinator).

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adult Board (Business Manager).

Elected Members (Assistant to Cabinet member for Children's Social Care).

Northern Care Alliance (Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing -Safeguarding Children, Looked After Children and Midwifery).

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Head of Safeguarding).

Healthwatch Rochdale (Chief Executive).

Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership (Safer Communities Manager). 

National Probation Service (Head of Probation).

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (Community Safety Manager / Designated Safeguarding Officer).

Hopwood Hall College (Executive Director).

In addition, the Safeguarding Business Unit exists to support the work of the Board. 

RBSCP Arrangements

The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (RBSCP) replaced the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board on 11th July 2019 when new partnership arrangements are implemented.

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together 2023 set out the requirement for the establishment of new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements covering each local authority area. 

MASA (Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements)

Core Duties of the Safeguarding Partnership 

RBSCP Data Sharing Agreement

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