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.
Since 1 April 2008, the Board has had a specific mandate to review all child deaths in Birmingham. In a small number of cases where abuse or neglect is suspected to be a factor in a child’s death, the Board will commission an independent Serious Case Review to identify whether any lessons can be learnt from these tragedies. The Board works in close partnership with with Ofsted, Department for Education and the Strategic Health Authority to ensure the findings are fully implemented holding agencies to account for their performance.
The Board strives to continuously improve how agencies work together to protect children and young people. There is a desire to develop a shared sense of responsibility across all agencies working with children, their families and communities to keep children safe from harm. The Board believes that “safeguarding is everyone’s business”.
Important - Launch of "Right Services,
Right Time" - Meeting Children's Needs
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Section 175 Audit
Attached is a letter from Jane Held, BSCB Independent Chair in relation to the Section 175 Audit. In order to access the Safeguarding Audit Template please click on the following link. Completed Audits need to be returned to
by 14th June 2013.
BSCB Annual Report 2011/12
Jane Held, Independent Chair published today the BSCB Annual Report for 2011/12.