Wigan Safeguarding Children Board.
What is Wigan Safeguarding Children Board?
To enable agencies to work together and keep children and young people safe, Wigan Safeguarding Children Board was launched in April 2006. All organisations within Wigan who work with children and young people have a responsibility to safeguard them. A number of those organisations have a legal responsibility to safeguard children and are members of the Board.
Wigan Safeguarding Children Board will ensure that its agencies work together to “co-ordinate the assessment, planning, interventions and review of children and young people with a set of complex needs and compromised parenting or caring, in order to ensure they are safe and their welfare is promoted”. The key aim of Wigan Safeguarding Children Board is to ensure that all children and young people are kept safe in our community.
Wigan’s Safeguarding Children Board oversees the work of the traditional child protection system along with other safety issues, such as road safety and child protection in schools. The Board therefore oversees a wide range of matters related to keeping children safe.
WSCB Annual Report 2011 was produced by Wigan’s Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB), it is available for everyone to view. The report describes what WSCB is all about, how it goes about its work and who is responsible for making sure business gets done. It also describes the challenges facing all the agencies in the borough who work hard to keep children safe and what the board has done to overcome these.