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What is Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board?

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how local organisations will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people living in Staffordshire.

It is an inter-agency forum for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children throughout Staffordshire (except Stoke-on-Trent) and, for making sure that arrangements work effectively to promote better outcomes for children.

Stoke-on-Trent is a unitary authority and has its own Local Safeguarding Children Board. Visit Stoke Safeguarding Children Board.

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Consultation on Working Together 2018

Working Together 2018 Consultation The Department for Education has revised the guidance Working together to safeguard children: guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, to include the changes needed to support the new system of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The SCB briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation.

SSCB SCR poster 'Key themes from local serious case reviews'

Since 2014 the SSCB has completed 3 serious case reviews, one of which is now published (Child B). The learning from these reviews has been pulled together in the form of a poster which aims to embed good practice and continuously improve front line practice. Please share this with all staff and include on internal training events.

First Response IVR System

From the 30th May 2017 our new First Response IVR system goes live and calls will be re-directed corresponding to the options chosen by the caller and specifically to colleagues in the Corporate Contact Centre

BBC Three Girls Programme

This programme showed true stories of victims of grooming and child sexual abuse (CSE) in Rochdale. On this page are resources to help you report CSE concerns about your own child or things you have seen.
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