About the Safeguarding Board
Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board ensuring that:
"Children and young people in Worcestershire receive the right
services at the right time to feel safe and be protected from harm
Our Priorities Are:
- Reducing the impact of domestic abuse, parental mental ill
health and substance misuse on children and their families
- Ensuring that information is shared promptly and appropriately
to strengthen effective safeguarding services
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is more than just protecting children and young
people. It is also preventing them from coming to any harm and
promoting their well-being. The Government consulted with children
and families to find out what mattered most to children. The five
outcomes which were identified are:
- Being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and
living a healthy lifestyle
- Staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect
- Enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and
developing the skills for adulthood
- Making a positive contribution: being involved with the
community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending
- Economic well-being: not being prevented by economic
disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life.
What is the safeguarding children board?
The Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board
(WSCB) is a partnership of all the agencies that have safeguarding
responsibilities, including: Children's Services, Health services,
Police, Probation, District Councils, and voluntary and community
organisations. These agencies are represented on the WSCB by their
Chief Executives or senior managers, who ensure that safeguarding
is promoted throughout their agency. View a full list of Board members.
What does the safeguarding board do?
The WSCB has a wide range of responsibilities,
including the development and review of procedures to protect
children; the provision of training for staff and volunteers who
work with children; reviewing the death of all children to find out
what lessons can be learnt to safeguard other children and raising
public awareness of safeguarding.
Inter-Agency working is at the heart of
safeguarding and protecting children and the WSCB works to
ensure that all the agencies communicate with one another in the
interests of the child.
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This page was last reviewed 20 March 2013 at 15:20.
The page is next due for review 16 September 2014.