Structure and Constitution
What is the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB)
The Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body that was established on 1 April 2006 in accordance with the requirements of the Children Act 2004. The Board provides the framework for ensuring that effective services are provided with partner agencies, including Kirklees Council, health organisations, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Probation, and the voluntary/community sector, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Kirklees, including protection from harm.
- developing and implementing inter-agency policies and procedures;
- promoting effective partnership working;
- undertaking reviews and audits to scrutinise and challenge work undertaken to safeguard children and promote their welfare;
- provision of a range of training opportunities for all levels of staff and volunteers, and
- raising awareness of safeguarding within the wider community.
Board members are senior representatives of the main agencies which have a responsibility to safeguard children.
Constitution and Structure
The constitution was first drawn up in 2008. It sets out the core objectives of the Board, the role and responsibilities of Board members, accountability, and terms of reference of the workstreams which support the Board. The constitution document was reviewed and updated in April 2016 which is available below and contains the board structure and information on all of the workstreams that contribute to the KSCB Business Plan.