Salford Children’s Services Joint Working Protocol with Voluntary and Community Organisations and Social Enterprises

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The aim of this protocol is to enhance partnership working between voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE’s) and Salford City Council children’s services.

This protocol is intended to assist all partners in the delivery of Salford’s Early Help Strategy and to ensure clear expectations on key safeguarding processes. The protocol particularly recognises the need to work effectively together in the context of reduced resources so that Salford families continue to benefit from a range of appropriate services and activities in the city.

Frontline practitioners have highlighted significant good practice in Salford and examples of joint working where the different strengths of statutory services and community provision have provided an enhanced support package for Salford families.

This protocol recognises and intends to grow these strengths and to address some of the barriers to effective joint working which have been identified by a range of frontline practitioners in Salford. The protocol provides a framework and guidance as a starting point for services and organisations to work effectively together for the benefit of Salford families. Key to the implementation of this protocol is the development and maintenance of good communication and strong relationships between organisations. This includes giving mutual constructive feedback and the ability to have difficult conversations from time to time.

The partners who have jointly developed and who share a commitment to the effective implementation of this protocol are:

  • Salford City Council Children’s Services Directorate
  • VOCAL – forum of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE’s) working with children, young people and families in Salford
  • Salford Community and Voluntary Services (CVS)

Other partners are invited to sign up to and commit to the use of this protocol. Please contact Louise Murray at Salford CVS on 0161 787 7795 to discuss.


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Salford, M30 0FN

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Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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