Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) is a statutory multi-agency partnership.  Its responsibilities are to:
- Ensure that sound arrangements to protect children are in place in Warwickshire;
- Promote the welfare of children in Warwickshire;
- Achieve these objectives by promoting interagency cooperation and collaboration.

WSCB will do this by:
- Forming a view of the quality of local activity in safeguarding (including early help)
- Challenging organisations as necessary
- Speaking with an independent voice

Structure of Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB)
The members of WSCB are:

  • WCC – five members (to include the Director of Children’s Services, the Head of Service for Learning and Achievement, the Principal Social Worker, the Head of Children and Families)
  • Warwickshire (and West Mercia) Police – two members (representing child abuse investigations and territorial policing)
  • National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation (one member for each)
  • NHS England (one member)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (one member for each)
  • Youth Justice Service (one member)
  • Public Health (one member)
  • NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts8 (one member for each Trust operating in the area)
  • CAFCASS (one member)
  • District and Borough Councils (one member for each)
  • The Chair of the Schools and Learning Sub-Committee (who shall be a headteacher)
  • Lay members (two members)
  • Voluntary and community sector (one member)

The board has several Professional advisors who attend meetings in a consultative capacity where this will assist the WSCB in its work:

  • Designated Doctor and Nurse for Child Protection - Peter Sidebotham and Jackie Channell
  • A senior lawyer from WCC’s legal service
  • The Violence Against Women and Girls Development Manager - Sue Ingram
  • The Education Safeguarding Manager
  • Professional staff in the WSCB business team

The Independent chair is Elaine Coleridge-Smith, and the Business Manager is Amrtia Sharma.

WSCB meets quarterly, copies of the meeting minutes are available to view by accessing 'WSCB Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes'.  

Further reading:

WSCB Strategic Plan 2015-16.pdf
WSCB Constitution revised 021117
WSCB Learning and Improvement Framework.pdf
WSCB Business Plan 2017-2018

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