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About our Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Last updated: 02/12/2020

Our arrangements are designed to encourage the best safeguarding practice across the Royal Borough by providing clear, consistent and high quality advice and information to protect both children and adults from harm.

We treat cases of suspected abuse very seriously and all the organisations in the partnership work closely together, for example, by using the same policies and procedures to provide a more holistic response to safeguarding issues within families.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s safeguarding partnership

 is led by representatives from the Local Authority, Police and Integrated Care Board (ICB) working with other key agencies who work with children, young people, adults and families.

We decided that our safeguarding adults and children arrangements will work in similar ways, delivering specific priorities through targeted work streams; developing the influence and effectiveness of Independent Members and using externally commissioned, independent scrutiny to hold the wider adult safeguarding system to account.

At the hub of our arrangement is the Joint Safeguarding Executive Steering Groups which oversee the delivery of local safeguarding priorities across both children's and adults and are accountable for the effectiveness of the safeguarding arrangements in our area.

Arrangements for safeguarding children

The new safeguarding children arrangements build on the achievements of the Windsor & Maidenhead Local Safeguarding Children Board, holding each organisation to account and ensuring safeguarding remains a priority.   To view the full safeguarding arrangements for children and young people, please see the below attachment:

This RBWM Safeguarding Partnership has been established in accordance with the 2004 Children Act, every local authority area must have one. The guidance concerning the safeguarding partnership can be found within Working Together 2023; A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Arrangements for safeguarding adults

In accordance with the Care Act 2014, local authorities are required to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board in order to lead and co-ordinate the arrangements in the local area.  

The local safeguarding board arrangements are required to produce an annual report to show how effectively adult abuse and neglect is addressed in the local area. 

 RBWM Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report 2022-2023

EASY READ RBWM Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report 2022-2023


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