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The Team & Contact Details

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership is Chaired by an Independent Chair and supported in its work by the Partnership Development Team.

SSCP Independent Chair

The Independent Chair, Derek Benson, provides a voice for SSCP to ensure its smooth running and to ensure that partner organisations collaborate effectively to coordinate and promote the help and protection of children and young people across Surrey.

SSCP Independent Scrutineer

The Independent Scrutineer, Liz Murphy, acts as a ‘critical friend’ to drive continuous improvement in the safeguarding arrangements, activity, and practice across services to children and their families in Surrey.

The Partnership Development Team

The team supports the development and implementation of the new safeguarding arrangements and it ensures the effective delivery of roles and functions.
Currently we are a team of seven made up of the below:

Alison Cutler – Partnership Development Manager

Liz Cassini – Deputy Partnership Development Manager 

Maggie Pugh – SSCP Partnership Development and Engagement Officer 

Mariette Masters – SSCP Partnership Development and Engagement Officer

Dominic Mackie – SSCP Partnership Development and Engagement Officer

Julia Bird – SSCP Senior Team Administrator

Alex Johnson – Strategic Analyst

Contacting Us

Initial Enquiries

All initial enquiries relating to the work of the partnership should be emailed to

The team are available Monday-Friday and will respond as soon as possible.


If your query relates to training please direct your enquiries to one of the contacts below:

Concerned about a child

Should your contact be in relation to concerns about a child please see our concerned about a child page for more information.