The role of the Independent Scrutineer is to carry out the independent scrutiny function as set out in Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018. The Independent Scrutineer will provide the critical challenge and appraisal of the multi-agency safeguarding partnership arrangements in relation to children and young people.
The role forms part of independent scrutiny forms part of these arrangements and focuses on the providing assurance in judging the effectiveness of the arrangements to protect children and support a culture and environment conducive to robust scrutiny and constructive challenge.
The KSCMP Independent Scrutineer is Rory Pattinson. Rory is a retired Director of Children's Social Care, holding that role in both the London Borough of Southwark and with Thurrock Council in June 2019. He is also the Independent Scrutineer for Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership.