Safeguarding sub-boards

Members of our sub-boards can access our secure workspace.

Key messages for our sub-boards:

Spotlight session on Early Help at the Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership (TSSP): all partners agreed that it is everyone's responsibility. The TSSP will continue to support development of the Trafford model with particular emphasis on demystifying/defining; place based working and case management, learning about what works and sharing good practice. However, there is a need for pace and change and the partnership needs assurance over the coming months that this will take place.

Inspection Readiness across the partnership: We were sighted on the key safeguarding inspection and preparations, but a number of issues need more focus, particularly all agencies being prepared for JTAI. TSSP will work with partners to strengthen preparation for inspection.

Partnership working: Without all partners at the table we won't have the impact and outcomes that we need. We will continue to work on strengthening governance and accountability, the Partnership will strengthen its ability to hold each other to account to deliver better outcomes for adults and children in Trafford.

 The Partnership attention will be focusing on the publication of the Serious Case Review in the upcoming weeks and working together to embed the learning and act as a catalyst for improving outcomes for children and young people across Trafford.

Early Help and Prevention

The purpose of the Early Help and Prevention Sub-Board is to receive thematic strategies and plans, monitor developments both statutory and for practice, and to provide a challenge and support role within the context of the respective operational delivery in the listed work streams.


The purpose of the Exploitation Sub-Board is to receive thematic strategies & plans, developments both statutory and relating to practice and provide a challenge and support role within the context of the respective operational delivery in the following work streams.

Learning and Development

It is the role of this sub-board to facilitate an all-age integrated approach to safeguarding learning and development across the partnership, and to seek assurance that this is taking place on behalf of TSSB.


The Neglect sub-board exists to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements for monitoring and reporting safeguarding activity at strategic level.

Learning and Improvement Committee

The purpose of the Learning and Improvement Committee is to ensure the Strategic Board's responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) with regard to reviewing safeguarding incidents are fulfilled.

Performance Monitoring and Audit

The function of the PMA Sub-Board is to develop a mechanism of receiving Safeguarding Performance information from all the Partner agencies within Trafford.


The Policy and Procedures Sub Board's purpose is to seek assurance on existing local policies, procedures and guidance.