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
Published today BSCB Annual Report 2013-14
Jane Held, Independent Chair is pleased to publish on behalf of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board its Annual Report for 2013/14, which gives a robust analysis and description of the activity of the Board collectively over that year.
Please find below a link to the Annual Report and the appendices that accompany the report.
Congratulations to Clare Edwards! National accolade for head of child safeguarding.
Jane Held, Independent Chair and the members of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board would like to congratulate Clare Edwards on winning the coverted title of 'nurse leader of the year' in the prestigeous annual Nursing Times Award.
Clare impressed judges with her tireless work on behalf of children across the city and her influential role in strengthening multi-agency collaboration. The winners in the annual celebration of best practice in nursing were announced at a presentation ceremony in London on Wednesday, 29 November.
For further information in relation to this award please 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: