About the CYSCP

Welcome to the City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership's website.

Full details of the new arrangements are published here.

Our vision is "For all the children of York to grow up in safety and to always feel safe."

The City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP)  replaces the City of York Safeguarding Children Board. It is a  multi-agency forum for ensuring that different services co-operate to protect children and young people in York. We seek assurance and evidence that the children of York are protected from all forms of abuse and neglect in order to confirm that everybody working with children works effectively together.

If you would like to contact the CYSCP Business Unit please write to the City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

To find out more about the work of the CYSCP please click on one of the links below.

Partner agencies


CYSCB/P Minutes

Annual reports 

Latest news

A new partnership - the City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP)


The Children and Social Work Act 2017 changed the legislation so that Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) would move towards new safeguarding partnership arrangements led by 3 key partners: the local authority; the police and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 gives guidance on the functions and duties of the new Partnerships.

The new City of York Safeguarding  Children Partnership (CYSCP) is now fully implemented from 1 April 2019 .The new CYSCP  still includes the input of many more partners than just the ‘key three’. The CYSCP maintains and continues the excellent work of the former Board, which led to the CYSCB being judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2016, and as 'effective' and 'influential' by the Joint Targeted Area Inspection in September 2018. This is an opportunity to develop and enhance the functioning of the partnership and of the sub-groups.

York was on of the 17 successful local authorities in a bid for funding through the Department of Education to become an Early Adopter of the new arrangements. York's focus is on engaging early years, schools and colleges fully in the new arrangements. The work will continue beyond the end of the Early Adopters programme, to support children and young people to deliver their own safeguarding messages.

Full details of the new arrangements

Once the full transition to the CYSCP is completed, the business of the Partnership will carry on in very much the same way as before – but even better!

Suite of Storyboards

This suite of storyboards describes different aspects of our work with children, young people and families.


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