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Safeguarding Children Board

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We want to make sure that children and young people feel safe and cared for in Bedford Borough.

By law, every local authority must have a local safeguarding children board (LSCB) looking after the safety of children and young people in their area. Ours is called the Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board.

Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children is a board made up of local multi agency representatives. Our role is to ensure that local agencies provide the best possible services for safeguarding children and the young people of Bedford Borough by ensuring:

·         Our community is fully aware of what safeguarding measures which include child protection we have in place for all children up to 18 years old, including unborn babies

·         Our practitioners including paid and unpaid get access to information on interagency procedures, training course including e-learningnational guidance and local guidance and useful links and resources.


You can find out more about our board and its work in:

· About the LSCB leaflet and the LSCB’s statutory objectives and functions

· Our board structure and groups and Board membership

· Our prioritises for keeping children and young people safe

· Annual reports for the Board - BBSCB Annual report 2014/15, BBSCB Annual report 2015/16, BBSCB Annual report 2016/17

· Child Death Overview Panel Annual reports – 2014/15 2015/16 and 2016/17. Local Authority Designated Officer Annual reports – 2012/13, 2013/14 

· Our newsletters - May 2017May 2016, November 2015 and March 2015 and our local poster

· Serious Case Reviews and learning from cases and audits.


Click here to see our latest Learning Improvement Framework and the Communications Strategy


Our aim for this site is to provide a useful resource for the community of Bedford Borough whether you are a practitioner, child or young person, parent or carer. We want you to find this site helpful in supporting, providing you with information and keeping you appraised of the changing world of safeguarding children.


We also have specific pages for:

· Information for children and young people

· Information for parents and carers

· Information for practitioners

· Information for faith groups

· Information for schools and educational settings


We hope you find the site a useful reference and information source.

Our site is continually changing as new information and advice becomes available. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the information we provide, please contact us by telephone on 01234 276512 or email us on lscb@bedford.gov.uk and let us know what other information would be helpful to you.


We hope that children and young people, families and communities will use the website as well as practitioners working with children and young people.


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Jenny Myers - Independent Chair of the Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board


Contact details for the:

Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board

Room 509, Borough Hall

Cauldwell Street


MK42 9AP

Telephone number : 01234 276512/276346

Training enquiries: 0300 300 6672/6676

Email: LSCB@bedford.gov.uk


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May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here