Personal and Family Safeguarding

The Personal and Family Safeguarding sub-board exists to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements for monitoring and reporting safeguarding activity at strategic level. The group obtains assurance that Trafford’s Domestic Abuse, Substance Misuse and Mental Health Strategies have focused safeguarding objectives and related actions that support earlier identification and intervention and improved outcomes for victims, families and communities.

The group aims to create a greater understanding of personal and family-based safeguarding  through:

  • The use of needs based local intelligence and problem profiles
  • Effective sharing and use of information and intelligence.  
  • Evidence based practice and learning obtained from high risk cases, service  reviews, and Formal  case reviews
  • National best practice, academic and clinical research
  • Workforce development programmes.

The group also works to establish and maintain clear and effective governance arrangements for multi-agency work to tackle personal and family-based safeguarding within the Trafford Joint Safeguarding structures. The group will make recommendations to the Safeguarding Commissioning Group and to the Trafford Joint Commissioning Board as necessary regarding joint multi-agency commissioning arrangements for services across the continuum of need, with both a population and targeted focus.

A final task for the sub-board is to ensure the family based safeguarding work programmes are aligned to the development of the single All Age Front Door and the integrated place based working models and therefore embedded as part of the wider Public Service Reform programme.