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
Current Safeguarding News
Preventing Female Genital Mutilation
A Safeguarding issue for professionals working in health, education, social care and the police
Date: 09th December 2014
Venue: Aston University, Birmingham
Price: £116.00 excl. VAT
FGM has many physical and psychological impacts on girls, teenagers and in adult women, including problems with pregnancy and childbirth. The health and medical consequences will be explained by Dr Sharon Raymond GP, with further insight from a survivor on what it means to live with FGM.
Book your place before 30 September and save 20% off your ticket. All prices currently quoted include the early bird discount.
FGM Flyer: Click Here
NEW INTERAGENCY CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES
The new child protection manual is now available at http://www.proceduresonline.com/birmingham/scb/
The procedures are fundamentally the same, but the layout has changed a little:
The old procedures have been removed from the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board website and the new procedures are accessible by a link from the BSCB website. There is also a quick link from the homepage of the new procedures to the BSCB website.
On the homepage of the new procedures website there is –
- A link to a page called “How to Use this Manual”. This gives more detail about how the manual is organised and how changes will be made to keep it up to date.
- A link that allows you to Register for Updates - you will then be notified each time the procedures are updated.
Tri.x, the company that has produced the new manual, also issues regular policy briefings. You will find the most recent briefings at www.trixonline.co.uk/website/news/news_index.html
Child Sexual Exploitation
Want to know more? Go to http://www.seeme-hearme.org.uk/