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The East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) operates a partnership ‘Board’ made up of statutory safeguarding partners and relevant agencies, which meets on a quarterly basis, and a ‘Steering Group’, to support strategic and operational decision making. Key documents include:

The ESSCP produces a ‘briefing’ of the discussion at each quarterly Board meetings. The Board Briefings can be found below:

This is supported by a subgroup structure which leads on areas of ESSCP business. The groups are facilitated by the ESSCP Business Unit, are chaired by key multi-agency partners, and are attended by a range of managers from multi-agency partners.

More information about each subgroup can be found on the Pages box with links opposite:

  • Case Review Subgroup
  • Quality Assurance Subgroup
  • Learning and Development Subgroup
  • Pan Sussex Procedures Group
  • Local Safeguarding Children Liaison Group East & West
  • Child Exploitation (Strategic)

It is no longer a statutory responsibility of safeguarding partnerships to coordinate the review of local child deaths. More details about how child deaths are reviewed in Sussex can be found at Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) – Sussex Health and Care (