Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
Welcome to the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) website.
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has a statutory duty to co-ordinate how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the well being of children and young people in Birmingham and to ensure the effectiveness of the safeguarding arrangements.
Jane Held, Independent Chair oversees a Board which is made up of senior representatives from the key statutory and voluntary organisations that have responsibility for delivering services to children or have regular contact with children.
Safeguarding children and young people means keeping them safe from neglect and abuse. Any one who comes into contact with children and families has a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. Professionals have a duty to do so. Safeguarding and promoting welfare means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment,
- preventing impairment of children's health or development,
- ensuring children and young people are growing in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Worried about a child?
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team
For the Inter-Agency Referral Form - Click Here
Launch: New Multi Agency Referral Form for safeguarding referrals in Birmingham
A new Multi Agency Referral Form for professionals to use to make safeguarding referrals to Birmingham City Council's MASH is launched today to go live on 2nd February. You can find full details here: http://www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk/index.php/safeguarding-referrals-item.
Please be aware that you can continue using the current form until 2nd February when we will be asking you to start using the new form."
Launch of NSPCC Awareness Campaign on Child Online Safety
The NSPCC launched a public education campaign, called Share Aware to help parents keep their children safe online.
The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.
For further details on the campaign please click the following link: www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
NSPCC Registered charity number: 216401 and SC037717
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board and NSPCC launched on the 6th October 2014 the ‘Help’ campaign aimed at preventing child neglect in Birmingham. For further information in relation to the 'Help' campaign please click on the link below: