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WSCB priority areas

The WSCB's key priority areas for 2018-19

The Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) has revised its priority areas for 2018 - 2019. We considered local needs and information gathered from our WSCB dataset, local learning based on multi-agency audits and reviews, key issues identified by professionals working with our children and young people in the borough. We also gave consideration to regional and national learning and key areas of priority identified in these forums.

Safeguarding all children

Vulnerable children and young people

Risk to Adolescents

Children Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Safeguarding all children

Ensuring that safeguarding children remains a priority during the transition into the new working arrangements for all partner agencies.

Vulnerable children and young people

Address the challenges and risks faced by vulnerable children and young people, in particular:

  • Going missing from care, education and home
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Radicalisation
  • Self-harming behaviour
  • Young carers/ Children who care
  • Involvement in gangs and county lines.
  • Children with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Forced Marriage

Risk to adolescents

Tackling the risks to adolescents, particularly those associated with exploitation (including harmful sexual behaviour and online abuse) violence and neglect.

Children emotional health and well-being

To ensure that Young People's Mental Health is prioritised.