Preparing for the post LSCB world
Following extensive consultation with members and other stakeholders the Directors of AILC have decided in readiness for the transition to the new Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASA) that by September AILC will have closed and a new Association will have been formed.
Feedback from all was clear that the new partnership arrangements would benefit from an association they could belong to, that would help provide focus, share learning and give prominence to the role safeguarding partnerships play in protecting children and young people.
The Association of Safeguarding Partners (TASP) is being registered as a Charitable Interest Organisations and interim trustees are being appointed. A slimmed down AILC Board will support the formation of the new arrangements, and for the transition period AILC resources will be used where possible.
However without support, TASP may not be viable. So far, we are pleased with the response to our earlier request for expression of interest. It is of course difficult, as many of the new arrangements are still in the transition process. We will, however, require further support to be able to build on the TASP offer.
The TASP offer is primarily focused on partnership/MASA arrangements on the basis of one annual fee which will provide alongside the wider benefits dedicated access to the website and discounts for the conference for 5 people/roles.
Once the new landscape has settled we intend in 2020 to look at a proportionate fee structure and to focus on the different roles people play through the one membership subscription. It also important note that for the first time we are welcoming and including other forms of safeguarding arrangements and partnerships, as we recognise that across the voluntary and private sector many organisations are turning to the partnership approach to safeguarding.
So whatever your role or interest we would welcome further expressions of interest in membership from safeguarifng partnerships, especially as the new MASA plans are published and arrangements launched. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org