Professionals and volunteers

The WSCB is responsible for coordinating local agencies in safeguarding children and has a responsibility for monitoring the safeguarding work undertaken with children in Wandsworth in order to identify areas for development.

This section is about sharing information in order to help and assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

WSCB Priority areas

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.

Read more about our revised key safeguarding priority areas for 2018-19

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

The Department for Education has revised Working Together (2015) guidance in August 2018.  View the most up to date version for Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Corporate Parenting 

As a corporate parent of children looked after (CLA) the Council has a statutory and special responsibility for their well being. Like any good parent the Council should put the needs of its own children first. That means being a powerful advocate for them to ensure that their needs are met in the best way possible and prioritising access to its resources.

Read more about our corporate parenting responsibilities.

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