Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board

Working together to keep children safe in Wiltshire

handsRecruitment of an Independent Chair

The Board are seeking to appoint to the position of Independent Chair of the WSCB.  The Independent Chair has 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.

For more information and to apply for the post, please visit the Wiltshire Council Careers Website http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/. Closing date 26th June2015

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.

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.

WSCB Training has information about WSCB Multi-agency Training Programme including the Training Brochure and information about how to update your training.

NEWS AREA

NEW revised Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 now available.

New Information Sharing  - advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and colleges - March 2015

Home Office intensifies fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with free online training

REPORTING CONCERNS

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