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 the safety or welfare of 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
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:
In order to raise awareness of the 'Help' Campaign a 'Family Fun Day' for parents, carers, children and young people has been arranged for the 28th October 2014. Further details about this event can be found below:
Model Safeguarding Policy for Schools
The model safeguarding policy for schools has been revised and updated. The new model consists of two parts - a policy statement that each should adapt to their individual needs, and a procedure for responding to safeguarding concerns which should be adopted unchanged. A copy of the policy can be located via the following link: http://www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk/index.php/policies-and-procedures-pro