About the OSCP

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Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (OSCP) has reviewed its local safeguarding arrangements to ensure compliance under the new definitions of the Children Act 2004 (Sections 16E, F and G) and associated Regulations.

The ‘safeguarding partners’ - the local authority, a clinical commissioning group and the chief officer of police for the area – are required to publish their new arrangements, which can be found via the download link below.

OSCP is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations will work together to promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

OSCP agrees how local services and professionals working with children will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in line with Working Together 2018 guidance. The South West Child Protection Procedures set out how all agencies locally are expected to comply to provide safeguarding and child protection services.

The Independent Chair, John Clements, provides a voice for OSCP to ensure its smooth running and to ensure that partner organisations collaborate effectively to coordinate and promote the help and protection of children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Independent Chair is accountable to the Chief Executives of both Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly

OSCP produces an Annual Report which sets out what has been done under the new arrangements and how effective these arrangements have been in practice.

Dates of Meetings

2019/20

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

11.00 to 1.30

Grenville Room, New County Hall, Truro

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

11.00 to 1.30

Grenville Room, New County Hall, Truro

Thursday, 31 October 2019

11.00 to 1.30

Grenville Room, New County Hall, Truro

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

11.00 to 1.30

Grenville Room, New County Hall, Truro

Thursday, 23 January 2020

11.00 to 1.30

tbc

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

11.00 to 1.30

tbc

 

Minutes of OSCP Board Meetings

Sub-Groups

As well as the main Board meeting, there are several focussed sub-groups within OSCP with representation from members of the Partnership and their affiliates.

Sub-groups have their own terms of reference and work plan and every group provides regular feedback to OSCP Board. The links in the menu provide further information about each individual group. Minutes of meetings can be found on the page for each of the relevant groups.