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About Us

Children and Social Work Act (2017) abolished Local Safeguarding Children Boards and introduced new arrangements that places shared and equal duties on the local authority, the Police and the Clinical Commissioning Group to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their local area.

The revised Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2023), brings together Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) (with Sandwell Children’s Trust delivering services on their behalf), Sandwell Integrated Care Board, and West Midlands Police as the key statutory safeguarding partners who have equal responsibility for the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements in Sandwell.

The Partnership works in consultation with the other partners as relevant agencies; such as health providers, schools and education settings, probation providers, the voluntary/community sector, and other providers.

This ‘Statutory SCSP’ will agree on ways to co-ordinate the safeguarding services; act as a strategic leadership in supporting and engaging others; implement local and national learning including serious child safeguarding incidents, improve local safeguarding arrangements and hold each other to account as to how they are keeping children safe.

Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) undertakes the work of the formerly Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) with the aim to ensure all children in Sandwell are safe, happy, healthy and achieving.

For more information please see our Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

You can contact us via the SCSP Business Team: