Decision details

Safeguarding Reference Group

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transformation, Leisure and Culture (and Joint Deputy Leader of the Labour Group)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report of the Strategic Director of Families and Wellbeing proposes that the Safeguarding Reference Group is re-established and revitalised as a working group under the Council’s constitution. The purpose of the Safeguarding Reference Group will be to ensure that the most senior leaders of the Council, through its leading Members and Chief Executive, are informed about key safeguarding issues in order to carry out their responsibilities of safeguarding Children and Adults in Wirral. This proposal follows the consideration of findings from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham.


Resolved – That Council is requested, at its meeting on 15 December, 2014, to agree the following:


(1)  To re-establish the Safeguarding Reference Group


(2)  To appoint those members referred to at paragraph 3.3 in the report as members of the Safeguarding Reference Group.


(3)  To appoint named deputies for each of these members as appropriate.

Publication date: 05/12/2014

Date of decision: 05/12/2014

Effective from: 13/12/2014

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