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 more information about making a referral and to access the referral form - click here
First Review of the Interagency Child Protection Procedures
The child protection procedures have been reviewed and updated. There are new sections dealing with Neglect and Self-Harm, and a document on whistleblowing in health and social care has been added. The section on dealing with complaints about child protection conference has changed significantly, and minor changes have been made to several other sections.
Full details of the changes are on the “How to use this Manual” page at Section 3.
Right Service Right Time Briefings - March 2015
To book a place on the Right Service Right Time Briefings please click here
Audit of Safeguarding Arrangements - Audit Tool Guidance Notes
Completing an audit as an auditee - click here
Virtual College Audit Tool - technical Requirements - click here
Lay Member Vacancies for Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has a statutory responsibility to ensuring all organisations work effectively together to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people in Birmingham.
The BSCB is looking to appoint two new volunteer Lay Members to the Strategic Board, to continue to forge closer links with community groups in Birmingham. Lay Members play an important part in the work of the BSCB, especially by providing independent oversight and scrutiny of performance, decision making and policies made by the Strategic Board. Lay Members will attend the quarterly meetings of the Strategic Board. Expenses will be reimbursed to cover travel and subsistence. Applicants will need to have a broad understanding of child protection, an ability to communicate effectively within meetings and confidence to ask questions and challenge in a constructive way. They will also need to demonstrate a commitment to promoting equality and diversity and improving the safety of children and young people in the city.
For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Simon Cross 0121 464 2612
For the person specification, please 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 on 2nd February. You can find full details here: http://www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk/index.php/safeguarding-referrals-item.