The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  On Monday 23 October 2017, two consultations on guidance to accompany the provisions introduced by Sections 1-7 of the Act were launched by the Department for Education. On Wednesday 25 October a further consultation on the revisions to the


Our refreshed ‘Thresholds/ Levels of Need’ document is now available. Our threshold offer relies upon a workforce where staff from across all agencies share the core values, knowledge, skills and abilities to engage well with children and families by building relationships which are based on the strengths within a family.  They also need to be


The 2017-19 CSE Strategy builds on the work already in place across Sandwell as risks to children of sexual exploitation have been recognised for a number of years. The strategy emphasises the importance of a strong partnership across all agencies responsible for safeguarding children. Organisations such as West Midlands Police, health services and the local authority


In addition to evaluating the work and impact of the Board relating to its identified priority areas of work, the 2016-17 annual report is also intended to provide a baseline position for partner agencies locally to respond to the challenges ahead.  The annual report is available by clicking here.


SSCBs most recent newsletter can be accessed here!  This edition is packed with useful information including a message from our new SSCB chair; key learning from recent SSCB multiagency Serious Case Reviews; as well as a breakdown of upcoming SSCB training.


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