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The Board

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

Our Team

Helen Riley  

Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities

Staffordshire County Council



Heather Johnson  

Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

Lead nurse, Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups



Sarah Parker

Director of Children and Family Services

Stoke-on-Trent City Council



Scott Green

Assistant Chief Constable

Staffordshire Police


The vision of the SSSCB is that children will be well educated, healthy and safe, cared for by resilient families and strong communities. Moving forward, the Board are seeking to offer training that demonstrates a more confident and skilled children’s workforce and one that is built upon learning and performance.

The Boards priorities for 2020/2021 are:

  1. Child Exploitation
  2. Neglect