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Partnership membership 

Who is the Chair of ERSCP?

Our Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) Independent Scruntineer is Kay Durrant.

What is the role of the Scruntineer?

The Independent Scruntineer evaluates the effectiveness of the Safeguarding partnership which is made up of senior representatives from the key statutory and voluntary organisations that have responsibility for delivering services to children or have regular contact with children.

The Independent Scruntineer is independent of the local agencies so that the ERSCP can exercise its local challenge function effectively.

Who is responsible for appointing or removing the LSCP chair?

It is the responsibility of the Chief Executive to appoint or remove the LSCP Independent Scrutineer with the agreement of a panel including LSCP partners and lay members.The Chief Executive, drawing on other LSCP partners and, where appropriate, the Lead Member will hold the Scruntineer to account for the effective working of the LSCP.

Who needs to be a member of a Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)? 

Working Together states partners which must be included in the LSCP are:

  • district councils in local government areas which have them
  • the Chief Officer of Police
  • the local Probation Service
  • the Youth Offending Team
  • NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts all or most of whose hospitals, establishments and facilities are situated in the local authority area
  • Cafcass (Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service)
  • the governor or director of any secure training centre
  • the governor or director of any prison which ordinarily detains children
  • the LSCP should either include on its Board, or be able to draw on in its ongoing work, appropriate expertise and advice from all the relevant sectors. This includes a designated doctor and nurse and the voluntary and community sector.

Local authorities should ensure that the LSCP includes representatives of schools in their area. A system of representation should be identified to enable all schools to receive information and feed back comments to their representatives on the LSCP.

The local authority should ensure that the LSCP includes  lay members representing the local community. A local authority may pay remuneration, allowances and expenses to lay members.  Lay members should operate as full members of the LSCP, participating as appropriate on the Board itself and on relevant committees. Lay members should help to make links between the LSCP and community groups, support stronger public engagement in local child safety issues and an improved public understanding of the LSCP’s child protection work.

The LSCP will need to link effectively with the health and wellbeing board, including the director of public health.  In doing that, the LSCP should both inform and draw on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

What is the role of a Partnership member?

Members of an LSCP should be people with a strategic role in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within their organisation. They should be able to:

  • speak for their organisation with authority;
  • commit their organisation on policy and practice matters;
  • hold their organisation to account.


Who is a member of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership?

Statutory members:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Director of Children, Families and Schools and Head of Children and Young People’s Support and Safeguarding Service
  • Humberside Police – Chief Superintendent
  • East Riding NHS Clinical Commissioning Group - Director of Joint Commissioning
  • NHS England - Deputy Director of Nursing
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Head of Safeguarding
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Head of Safeguarding 
  • Humberside Probation Trust – Director
  • Community Rehabilitation Company - Interchange Manager
  • Humber NHS Foundation Trust – Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience
  • East Riding Voluntary Action Service – Project Co-ordinator
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust Services - Director of Nursing
  • CAFCASS – Service Manager
  • Non-executive Partnership member
  • Non-executive Partnership member
  • East Riding Primary School - Head Teacher
  • East Riding Secondary School - Head Teacher 
  • Further Education - Director of Learner Services, Planning and Diversity.

Additional membership include:

  • Head of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Housing and Public Protection
  • Director of Public Health
  • Designated Doctor NHS Hull
  • Humberside Fire and Rescue.

Participating observers

  • Lead Member for children, East Riding of Yorkshire Councillor.

ERSCP advisors

  • Designated Nurse
  • Named Doctor NHS East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Service Manager ERSCB and Unit
  • Safeguarding Manager - Independent Chairing Service
  • ERSCB Board Manager
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council legal services
  • Local Authority Designated Officer
  • LSCP case review and business manager.   

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