Website News:

Updated ‘Effective Support for Children and Families in Somerset’ now available

The SSCP has just published guidance which has been revised in the light of the findings of the recent local Child Safeguarding Practice Review for child Alex. The guidance now focuses on the needs of the child rather than on levels, has an greater emphasis on children in need, and is aligned with SEND guidance.

Catch up on the events from the December 2021 SSCP Forum Week

The SSCP held its third week of online events to promote engagement with the partnership across the children’s workforce, and to share local and national learning. Events centred on better engagement with and support for fathers in the light of learning from a local Child Safeguarding Practice Review published in summer 2021, and the publication of research by the national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel on  The Myth of Invisible Men Safeguarding Children under 1 from Non-accidental Injury Caused by Male Carers.

December 2021 Learning Bulletin 

Read the latest SSCP newsletter ‘Things You Should Know’ – this month’s edition includes a welcome from SSCP Executive member Superintendent Dickon Turner, news of revised Effective Support guidance, a new Somerset Child Exploitation Strategy and a new Somerset Pre-birth Workbook, learning from a safeguarding conversation focused on a toddler, a link to a suicide safety internet tool to support young people and the SSCP twelve-monthly report for 2020-21.

SSCP Twelve-Monthly Report 2020-21

The latest SSCP Twelve-Monthly Report is now available to read – including annual updates on the priorities and activities of the SSCP, and a foreword from the young people of the SSCP Youth Forum!

Health Systems – 7 minute briefing

Recent SSCP learning reviews have commented on the need for practitioners to have a better understanding of the various organisations that make up the health system.

SSCP Training: Reducing Parental Conflict

Online workshops, facilitated by experts including OnePlusOne and Tavistock Relationships, will offer specialised training aimed at equipping frontline practitioners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support families where Parental Conflict occurs.

Strategy Discussions

New resources for Strategy Discussions, including: SWCPP procedures, updated SSCP Practice Guidance, and a great new animation created by the SSCP  to support the procedures and practice guidance. [07/21]

We have a statutory duty to co-ordinate how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the well being of children and young people in Somerset and to ensure the effectiveness of the safeguarding arrangements.

Information for

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Children and Young People

Advice about friendships, having relationships and what to do if you are worried or scared.


Parents and Carers

Safeguarding information and resources for people with or working with children and young people.

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