The Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMSP) is a cooperative partnership of the 10 Local Safeguarding Boards of Greater Manchester. It supports collaborative projects to help partners share best practice and work better together to provide a more consistent service to safeguard children.

Each of the 10 Local Authorities have a nominated member on the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership. Key partner agencies also have at least one nominated member, including the Police, Health, Probation Service, Coroner’s Service, Youth Offending Services and Fire and Rescue.

The Chair of the GMSP is Charlotte Ramsden, Director of Children’s Services at Salford Council. She is supported by Vice Chair, Detective Chief Superintendent Vanessa Jardine, of GMP’s Public Protection and Forensics department, and GMSP Co-ordinator, Shelley O’Brien. The Partnership meets quarterly. Dates can be found in the Meetings section of the website.

For more information about the work we do, you can view our annual reports and terms of reference:

Annual Report 2015/16

Annual Report 2014/15 (PDF 933kb)

Annual Report 2013/14 (PDF 822kb)

Terms of Reference (Doc 105kb)

Latest News

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Projects and Resources

Find out about the latest safeguarding projects.

Safeguarding Procedures

Find out about our shared set of multi-agency safeguarding policies.

Are you concerned about a child's welfare?

In an emergency call 999. Otherwise, contact your local Council.

Are you a child who wants to talk to someone?

Call Childline for free on 0800 1111.