The Children Act 2004 places a duty on every local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The core objectives of the LSCB are to:
- coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area of the authority;
- ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for that purpose.
Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board, (SSCB), is a representative group of agencies in Shropshire involved in safeguarding children and child protection. Shropshire Council's Safeguarding Group has lead responsibility for the effective working of the SSCB, but all agencies are responsible for contributing fully and effectively to the work of the SSCB.
In September 2015 the SSCB held a Development Day which focussed on a self-assessment of the effectiveness of the Board and re-visiting the Board's priorities.
For 2016-2017, the SSCB priority work areas are as follows:
- Missing Children, to include child sexual exploitation and trafficking;
- Domestic Abuse.
The Board's most recent annual report is published below.
- SSCB Annual Report 2015-2016
- SSCB Business Plan 2016-2018
- SSCB Strategic Plan 2015-2018
- SSCB Constitution 2016-17
- About the LSCB and Budget
- SSCB Learning & Improvement Framework
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)
- Munro Final Report
- SSCB Minutes September 2016
- SSCB Minutes June 2016
- SSCB Minutes March 2016
- SSCB Minutes December 2015