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
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.
You can download our Safeguarding Policy below. You can also report your concerns using the links below for Staffordshire Childrens Safeguarding board (SSCB) or Staffordshire Adults Safeguarding Board (SSASPB)
Points of Contact
First Response Team (FRT) - 0800 131 3126
(between 8am and 5.30pm and 4.30pm on a Friday) or via a brief email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside of 8am and 5.30pm
Emergency Duty Service (EDS) - 0845 604 2886
Vulnerable Adult Referral 0345 604 2719
Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire Police Central Referral Unit on 101 or Dial 999 in an emergency
For information relating to the SSCB please visit the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board brings together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people in Staffordshire.
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board brings together representatives of key agencies to make sure that local safeguarding arrangements help and protect adults in the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent area.
Last Updated: 29/07/2022