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1.9 The Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP)


This chapter was updated in July 2013. The Chair’s name was updated.

These Greater Manchester Policies, Procedures and Guidance have been developed and implemented through the co-ordination of the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP), working with Tri.x. A nominated policies sub-group will continue to review these regularly and update them with good practice and learning from audit and review identified at local Policy and Practice (or equivalent) sub-groups.

GMSP is a co-operative partnership of the 10 Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Greater Manchester and those who work across Boards in the area of safeguarding. It aims to support collaborative safeguarding children activities across the area and ensure that, wherever possible, approaches across the 10 areas are consistent and support improving practices.

‘Greater Manchester’ refers to 10 areas: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan. See our website for more details of the 10 LSCBs and our common partners.

Every LSCB has at least 1 nominated member on the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership. Key partner agencies also have at least one nominated member, including the Police, CCGs, Probation Provider, Coroner’s Service, Youth Offending Services and Social Care Services. The Strategic Health Authority and Greater Manchester Police Authority are co-opted members. For all partner agencies there will be benefits from a consistent interface with Greater Manchester authorities leading to commonality of approach and increased efficiencies and economies of scale.

The Partnership is currently chaired by Nick Page and has a dedicated Co-ordinator, hosted by Stockport Council currently but funded jointly by all 10 LSCBs and GMP. For any comments or queries please contact

For more information on current projects, meetings and news see the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership website.