Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board
Working together to keep children safe in Wiltshire
Welcome to the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) website.
We believe that keeping children and young people safe is everybody’s business. Our website brings together information for Children and Young People, information for parents and carers, and information for the Professionals and Practitioners who work with them.
The website also provides an overview of the WSCB's responsibilities, structure and work of the Board and Sub Groups.
In order to better understand the use of the WSCB Escalation Policy a brief online questionnaire has been designed to gather information from across the multi-agency workforce. To complete the survey click on the following link:
Recruitment of Independent Chair of WSCB
WSCB is advertising for a new Independent Chair. This is a key role in taking forward the safeguarding agenda in Wiltshire by leading the strategic work of the Board, driving improvements in effectiveness and ensuring independent challenge to partner agencies.
Applicants will need to evidence effective leadership and challenge at a strategic level, good communication skills both with professionals and the public and robust chairing of complex multi agency discussions leading to improved safeguarding outcomes.
For full details and to apply please go to http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk
Please note that this post is being re-advertised and previous candidates need not apply.
The Child Protection Procedures tab will take you to the South West Child Protection Procedures that Wiltshire are proud to have contributed to, along with 10 other Local Authorities in the South West. In addition there is further guidance on many safeguarding topics under Guidance, Protocols and Policies.
Revised CSE Handbook and new Initial Screening Tool are now available. The new Initial Screening Tool can be used to help identify level of risk of sexual exploitation.
Worried about a child?
If you have concerns about a child please contact:
Wiltshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 4560108
Emergency Duty Service 08456070888 (5.30pm - 9.00am)
If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, you should contact the police or call an ambulance immediately on 999.