Following on from the 2016 Wood Review, the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 introduced a new duty to be placed on three agencies, to make arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area. The agencies are:
- Local Authorities
- The Chief Constable
- The Clinical Commissioning Groups
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have come together as a single Safeguarding Board to seek assurance that the system that protects children, especially the most vulnerable, is effective.
Take a look at our SSSCB New Arrangements Document