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 wellbeing of children and young people in Birmingham and to ensure the effectiveness of the safeguarding arrangements.
Penny Thompson CBE, the BSCB 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. Anyone 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
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Worried about a child?
If you have any concerns about the safety and/or welfare of a child or young person telephone the Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888 or e-mail.
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team
For more information about making a referral and to access the Request for Support form - click here
Publication of Joint Independent Review
On Friday 5th October 2018, Birmingham Community Safety Partnership (BCSP) published an independent review following the death of a woman and her child. The independent review was jointly commissioned by the BCSP, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board and the West Midlands Strategic Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements Board to identify important learning from this tragic case. The Joint Review is available to download from the BCSP website click here together with a statement from Danny Long, Vice Chair of the BCSP.
BSCB Annual Report 2017-18
The BSCB Annual Report 2017-18 has been published. To read the report Click Here.
BSCB Campaign - ‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board have launched a public awareness campaign ‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’ in response to key learning that has emerged from a number of Serious Case Reviews. The aim is to raise community awareness of what to do if you are worried about a child and most importantly to encourage members of the public to call Birmingham City Council’s Children’s Advice & Support Service to report their concerns, so action can be taken to safeguard and protect the child. To find out more information about the campaign click here.