Boards Affiliated to the MSAB & MSCB – Inter Board Protocol

The MSAB  and MSCB are affiliated to a number of other statutory boards.

Inter Board Protocol 
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and many different agencies and strategic partnerships are involved, working together to make the child’s journey from needing help to receiving help as quick and easy as possible.

The aim of our Inter Board Protocol with the Manchester Children’s Board, the Manchester Community Safety Partnership and the Manchester Health & Wellbeing Board is to support these key partnerships to operate effectively in terms of safeguarding children, by being clear about their respective roles, responsibilities and relationship to each other.

You can read the Manchester InterBoard Protocol (signed & published Sept 2017) here.

Manchester Children’s Board
The Manchester Children’s Board leads the Children’s Partnership (formerly known as Children’s Trust Arrangements) and has the overall, strategic responsibility for improving outcomes for children, young people and their families in Manchester. For more information visit the Children’s board website.

The Children’s Board is committed to working together to reduce dependency and levels of need in our communities and makes best use of shared resources and target them to best effect. Their ‘Joint Strategy for Improving Outcomes for Children, Young People and their Families’ sets out a number of key principles and priorities that will guide the work of all partners

Manchester Community Safety Partnership
The Manchester Community Safety Partnership (CSP) brings together: the local Council; Police; Offender Services; the NHS; housing providers; and community and voluntary organisations to work together to tackle crime and disorder in Manchester.

For more information visit the Manchester Partnership website and the Making Manchester Safer website.

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board
The Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for leading a collaborative approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Manchester residents and reducing health inequalities.

The Board forms part of the Manchester Partnership and is also a statutory committee of the Council.

For more information visit the Manchester Partnership website

Other Affiliated Boards
Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP)
The Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP) is a cooperative partnership of the ten Local Safeguarding Boards of Greater Manchester. It supports collaborative projects to help partners share best practice and work better together to provide a more consistent service to safeguard children.

Each of the ten Local Authorities has a nominated member on the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership. Key partner agencies also have at least one nominated member, including the Police, Health, Probation Service, Coroner’s Service, Youth Offending Services and Fire and Rescue.

For more information about the work of the partnership, annual reports and terms of reference visit their website at

Manchester Safeguarding Children Board adopts the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures.

The procedures provide a framework within which all agencies and professionals can work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people across Greater Manchester.

Child Death Overview Panels
Four Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) cover all of Greater Manchester. All collect data in a common format to allow sharing of information in order to build a picture of emerging themes and patterns across the sub-region. Data is also returned annually to the DfE to inform the national picture. For more information visit the GM Safeguarding Partnership website

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