Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is a statutory board with the core duty to ensure there are adequate arrangements in place across local agencies to protect children from harm – Independent Chair – David Niven
The Business Planning Group (Chair David Niven) drives the work of the LSCB, ensuring that its statutory functions are met and priorities are progressed.
The Case Review (CR) Sub group considers cases for review and makes recommendations to the Independent Chair as to whether criteria are met for undertaking a Serious Case review or a Learning lessons Review, makes decisions about the process for reviews and oversees each one.
Child Death Overview Panel aims to understand better how and why children in Bradford die and use the findings to take action to prevent other deaths and improve the health, well-being and safety of children and young people.
Learning and Development Sub Group is responsible for ensuring that high quality, up to date, effective and child focused multi-agency training is provided alongside single agency safeguarding training.
Performance Management Audit and Evaluation Sub Group receives and analyses performance data from agencies in relation to the safeguarding agenda. It monitors progress on LSCB priorities and ensures a programme is in place to audit and evaluate multiagency safeguarding practice.
Sexual Exploitation and Missing Sub Group is responsible for ensuring an effective response to children and young people at risk of child sexual exploitation and child trafficking or those that are being abused via child sexual exploitation and child trafficking.
Safeguarding and Professional Practice sub group is responsible for coordinating the development of policies, procedures and guidance , local regional and national, for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Bradford.
Education Safeguarding Sub Group aims to promote, support, coordinate and monitor the effectiveness of safeguarding practice delivered in education settings and by education support services in the Bradford District.
The VCS Safeguarding steering group acts as an advisory body to the Voluntary and Community Sector and to the Young Lives Bradford team at Community Action, to share information and promote good Safeguarding practice for children and young people within the sector and to contribute to the work of the BSCB and it’s sub groups.
Health Safeguarding Children Group brings together the Named and Designated safeguarding leads from health organisations within the district to share information and good practice, and to ensure a coordinated and effective response to safeguarding children across the health economy. The group acts as a single point of contact for partner agencies seeking health representation or viewpoints