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.

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. Across Sussex a new panel was created which became live in October 2019. Details of the new panel can be found in the Pan Sussex Child Death Overview Panel – Guide to Operational Working (June 2019)  document.