The statutory partners, working with a wide range of stakeholders, have reviewed the existing safeguarding arrangements in Dudley and will build on the identified strengths. Central to this is the formation of a new structure under a single, overarching, all-age Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership (DSPP). This will oversee safeguarding arrangements for adults and children in a single arena.

Recognising that, through the Children and Social Work Act (2017) and the Care Act (2014), there is a range of legislation that dictates specific functions to be exercised, the new arrangements will see the introduction of two specific partnership groups, the Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) and the Dudley Safeguarding Children Partnership Group (DSCPG). These will sit below the DSPP and will report to it. Sub groups will sit below the DSAB and DSCPG and will report to these as appropriate. 

DSPP Executive

The group with delegated strategic responsibilities to oversee the safeguarding arrangements, hold partners to account, and scrutinise arrangements for adult and children safeguarding through a single lens.

For more information about the DSPP please visit the Executive page


The group identified to focus on the statutory duties under the Care Act (2014). 

For information on the DSAB please visit the DSAB page


The group identified to focus on the statutory duties under the Children and Social Work Act (2017) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).

For more information on DSCPG please visit the DSCPG information page