The Appreciative Inquiry into the Impact of COVID on Safeguarding in Suffolk

You can read here the full report of this inquiry, written by Anthony Douglas, Chair of Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership.


Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership support for you during the COVID-19 crisis

As COVID-19 hits Suffolk, the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) will continue to be a trusted source of information, give support to any person seeking help, and guide our workforce and partner colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pages on the left-hand side menu have been designed to support individuals, professionals and volunteers.

As well as these pages, the SSP have been undertaking a number of things to ensure that Suffolk residents remain safe during COVID-19, and to make sure professionals understand their responsibilities in relation to any changes in legislation or guidance.

We have developed some tactical groups with our partners and other agencies to ensure our response in relation to Safeguarding is joined up.

The structure and info about what these tactical groups do is shown in the picture below.

Tactical group roles

The Adult Tactical Group identifies issues and responds for adults at risk. It also discusses and implements changes in legislation locally.

The Children's Tactical Group identifies issues and responds for children at risk. It also discusses and implements changes in legislation locally.

The Communications Group gets key safeguarding information out to people who need it through different means. For example, social media campaigns, talking to other professionals and contacting our customers.


 The groups consist of a mixture of the following organisations:

  • Suffolk County Council – Adults Social Care
  • Suffolk County Council – Children’s Social Care
  • Suffolk Police
  • Health
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • Suffolk County Council Communications Team
  • Us! (The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership)

If you are an individual that would like to be involved in helping with our response in keeping people safe during COVID-19, we would love to hear from you and we welcome your input. Please contact the team by email, or find us on social media to let us know (our socials are linked to at the bottom of this page).