Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB)
On 4 February 2019 Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group published a new plan designed to ensure they are doing all they can as a partnership to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
New Government guidance in 2018 set out how local areas should work to replace Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) with new partnership arrangements. As part of the Department of Education’s Early Adopter’s Programme Wiltshire is one of the first areas in the country to announce how it will respond locally to the new requirements.
“Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018” requires that as local safeguarding partners the Council, the Police and the CCG publish arrangements to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children.
Wiltshire’s plan introduces a ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable People’s Partnership’ which will bring together those who lead Wiltshire’s services to safeguard children, young people and adults. The plan is based on a clear and simple recognition that children, young people and adults live in families and local communities that can be both sources of support and safety or of danger and risk.
Our new approach to safeguarding and protecting our communities will ensure that systems are scrutinised not just by professionals but informed by families and that agencies are pooling intelligence to tackle threats like County Lines. The new partnership will work hand in hand with:
- The Family and Children’s Transformation (FACT) Programme
- The Education Transformation Board
- The Adult Transformation programme
- The Community Safety Partnership
- Wiltshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Find out more about Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board