NEW Local arrangements published

Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership: Arrangements 2019/2020

This document sets out the new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements in Bristol, known locally as Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership (KBSP).

The KBSP partnership has responsibility (and will be constituted) to deliver statutory duties to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children as required by Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018; to help and protect adults at risk of neglect and/or abuse by delivering the functions of a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) as required by The Care Act 2014; and to protect our local communities from crime and to help people feel safe by delivering the functions of a Community Safety Partnership Board (CSP) in accordance with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

In responding to change, the safeguarding partners along with local agencies and organisations are committed to the transformational journey to improve local safeguarding arrangements and outcomes for children, adults and communities.

The three statutory partners are:

  • Bristol City Council
  • Avon and Somerset Police
  • Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire CCG (BNSSG)

With specific regard to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children these arrangements were published on 29th June 2019 and will be implemented by 29th September 2019 as required by Working Together 2018.

The arrangements will be refreshed and republished by January 2020. We will refine and shape the arrangements for adults and communities and taking account of our learning from bringing these functions together and supporting us to embed the partnership.


The West of England Child Death Overview Panel arrangements have also been published by the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and can be read here:

WOE CDOP Local Arrangements June 2019

Our Partners:

Bristol City Council
Avon & Somerset Police