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Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership

Every council has to set up a Local Safeguarding Children Board which is responsible for improving the wellbeing of children in the area.

Contacts details

Address:Midland House
Notte Street
Telephone number: 01752 307535
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Worried About a Child? Call 999 if the child is in real danger now.

If you are worried about a child or young person, or think they are being abused, please talk to a professional that works with children at the earliest opportunity or call 01752 668000 or email

What the partnership does

The Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership coordinates the work of everyone on the partnership to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Plymouth and publishes policies and procedures for child protection. They have an independent Chair, (someone who doesn't work for social services) who works closely with the Director of Children's Services.

The partnership includes representatives from:

  • the council
  • the police
  • health services
  • probation services
  • the local youth offending team
  • the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service

It can also include other people or organisations that work with children such as the NSPCC.

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PSCP does not commission or deliver direct frontline services though it does provide training and development. PSCP does not have the power to direct other organisations, but does have a role in making clear where improvement is needed. Each PSCP partner agency retains its own existing line of accountability for safeguarding.

The PSCP will hold its agencies to account for their performance in safeguarding children, maintaining relevant strategic links across a variety of forums to ensure this happens, promoting and demonstrating safer outcomes for children.


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Based: Plymouth
  • 0 to 1 years old
  • 5 to 11 years old
  • 12 to 16 years old
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 1 to 2 years old
  • 2 to 3 years old
  • 3 to 4 years old
  • 4 to 5 years old

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