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Oldham Safeguarding Partnership has been developed by Oldham Council, Greater Manchester Police and the Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure that all children and young people in the area get the safeguarding and protection they need in order to help them to thrive. 

The partnership will provide leadership and accountability for the promotion of children and young peoples’ well-being and the prevention and protection from harm. The partnership will promote a child-centred approach to safeguarding, listening to children, empowering families and, where needed, providing services that are professional, evidenced-based and effective. The partners will continuously strive to improve and challenge each other to learn the lessons from daily practice.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and Oldham Safeguarding Partnership will provide lead responsibility in demonstrating what this means for all people and professionals living and working in the local community.

Structure of Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Our new safeguarding arrangements structure can be found below. More information is available in our new arrangements document.

The OSCP is supported by an Independent Chair and business unit. 

Independent Chair
Since January 2018, Dr Henri Giller LL.B, LL.M, PH.D, (Cantab) has provided independent chairmanship of the Partnership.

The Independent Chair: 

  • provides leadership and is accountable for the effective working of the Board, ensuring that all tasks and responsibilities are completed to a high standard, in a timely and proportionate manner, and in accordance with the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation. 
  • promotes a collaborative learning culture between board members that makes sure that learning is taken from Safeguarding Adult Reviews and other areas of work. 
  • ensures that the voices of people who need care and support and their families, are heard and acted upon within the Board’s work and that the principles of ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ are embedded in the work of the board.

Contact details:

Dr Henri Giller - Independent Chair Henri.Giller@oldham.gov.uk

Rick Bolton - Interim Partnership Business Manager Ric.Bolton@oldham.gov.uk

For General Enquiries please contact:



Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
T: 0161 770 7777

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