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Dorset Safeguarding Children Board

The Dorset Safeguarding Board brings together key partners working together to safeguard children and young people. This is a statutory requirement taken from the Children Act 2004.

The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) was set up in order to make sure that key agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Dorset.

As a statutory Board, the DSCB has a strong  membership of key partner agencies who all come together to ensure that we:

  • Protect children from maltreatment
  • Prevent impairment of children's health or development
  • Ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Undertake that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully
  • Promote a safe environment free from violence

The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board is made up of representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations/services. They meet regularly to agree and oversee the effectiveness of agencies working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dorset.

Find out more about safeguarding, child protection and the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (opens in a new window).

On their site you will find safeguarding information, advice and support which includes:

  • Pan-Dorset Inter-Agency Safeguarding Procedures broken down by chapter
  • Definitions of safeguarding and child protection
  • Advice for parents and carers on how to keep children and young people safe
  • Advice for children and young people about how to stay safe
  • National guidance and legislation about key areas of safeguarding
  • Information about the DSCB such as structure, meeting schedule and terms of reference
  • DSCB publications such as the Business Plan and E-Safety Strategy 
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