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The statutory safeguarding partners have joint responsibility for the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. Where the accountable person listed in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 delegates their function, they remain accountable for the actions and decisions taken on behalf of their organisation. If delegated, it is the responsibility of the accountable person to identify and nominate a lead with enough seniority and authority to ensure full participation in these arrangements.

Representatives will be able to:

  • speak with authority on behalf of the safeguarding partner they represent
  • take decisions on behalf of their organisation or agency and commit them on policy, resourcing and practice matters.
  • hold their own organisation and other organisations to account for the effective participation and implementation these local arrangements. 

The three safeguarding partners and representatives responsible for leading Islington’s arrangements are:

Safeguarding Partner Accountable person Delegated representative
Islington Council Chief Executive Corporate Director of People (DCS)
Central North (CN) Basic Command Unit, The Metropolitan Police Service CN BCU Commander Safeguarding Detective Superintendent
Islington Clinical Commissioning Group Accountable Officer NCL Director of Quality and Chief Nurse

Executive Board

The Executive Board is made up of representatives of the statutory safeguarding partners, sub-group chairs and the Independent Chair.The role of the Executive Board is to provide strategic leadership, direction and support to the Board to make sure it meets its statutory responsibilities.The Executive Board will be chaired by the Independent Chair who is responsible for publishing and reviewing the terms of reference of the executive.

Responsibilities of this group are to: 

  • develop, implement and monitor the Board’s Business Plan. 
  • oversee the functions of sub-groups.
  • oversee the Learning and Improvement Framework.
  • agree priority actions against the Boards core business.
  • develop the Board’s forward plan and set the agenda for board meetings.
  • receive and agree policies and procedures from sub-groups.
  • review relevant national policy developments and initiatives, prepare briefing papers to the Board, and recommended actions that may be required. 
  • monitor attendance and agency representation for the Board and its sub-groups and make recommendations as appropriate. 
  • provide in-depth scrutiny around the Board’s priorities, including s11 duties.
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