Improving the way people work together to safeguard, promote and improve the welfare of children is crucial. Sections 10 and 11 of the Children Act 2004 place new duties upon Local Authorities and their partners to co-operate to make arrangements to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within Staffordshire requires effective co-ordination. Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) was established in April 2006 and replaces the former Area Child Protection Committee (ACPC). SSCB is the key local statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Staffordshire and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.
You can download our Safeguarding Policy and leaflet below. You can also download our Initial Concerns Form which can be filled in electronically and sent back via email. Alternatively, you can print a copy of the form and post it (as a matter of urgency) to: Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 1BG
You can also report your concerns using our online 'Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults' form
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
A vulnerable adult can be anyone who is 18 years old or over, who has a physical or sensory impairment, a learning disability, or a mental health problem and may be unable to protect themselves from harm or abuse. Many frail or confused older people are especially vulnerable.
As a joint stakeholder, it is our duty to co-operate with the Staffordshire Safeguarding Childrens Board and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Protection when making arrangements to safeguard all children within our Borough and to actively help to shape them so that improvements are seen in all areas of our service delivery and associated outcomes for children.
Safeguarding Form - REPORT a safeguarding concern
Last Updated: 22/08/2018