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About MSCP

The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) was set up on 2 September 2019 to replace the Local Safeguarding Children Board. These new arrangements were in response to the Children and Social Work Act 2017.


Medway Council, Kent Police and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are the three safeguarding partners that make up the MSCP.

The purpose of the Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) is to support and enable local organisations and agencies to work together in a system where:

  • Children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted
  • Partner organisations and agencies collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children
  • Organisations and agencies challenge appropriately and hold one another to account effectively
  • There is early identification and analysis of new safeguarding issues and emerging threats
  • Learning is promoted and embedded in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and implement changes to practice
  • Information is shared effectively to facilitate more accurate and timely decision making for children and families.

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