Decision details

Safeguarding Policy 2020-2023 (Key Decision)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




1.    Cabinet approves the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 as attached at Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities

2.    Cabinet approves the introduction of mandatory safeguarding e-learning for elected Members to be completed across their term of office and to complement the in-house training provided during Member induction


Reasons for decision:


1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Communities on the adoption of the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 and the draft policy attached as Appendix 1 to the report

2.    The equality analysis attached as Appendix 2 to the report

3.    Provisions within Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 and Section 14 of the Care Act 2014 which set out the Council’s responsibilities regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults with needs of care and support

4.    Work undertaken by the seven district councils in Lincolnshire to develop a combined Safeguarding Policy

5.    The Safeguarding Policy adopted by the Cabinet in 2016

6.    The resolution of Council on 30 January 2020, which denounced all forms of hatred and formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Anti-Semitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia

7.    The training pathway necessary to meet the requirements of the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adult Board and the national competencies set out for child and adult safeguarding

8.    Previous arrangements for Member training on safeguarding

9.    Comments made by the Rural and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee


Other options considered and rejected:


The Council could retain its existing Safeguarding Policy and accompanying Procedures but in doing so would operate in isolation in this respect from the other district councils of Lincolnshire.

Publication date: 18/03/2020

Date of decision: 17/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2020 - Cabinet

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