About Us

The Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB) is a partnership of all of the relevant statutory, voluntary and community agencies involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all   children and young people living in Wakefield.

The WDSCB is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant children’s organisations in Wakefield co-operate to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people and to ensure the effectiveness of the work they carry out.

  • Wakefield District Safeguarding Children’s Board Business Team

    Here you will find the WDSCB Business team; their job titles and also there contact information. Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address Caroline Rhodes…

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  • Annual Report

    Annual Report Every year the WDSCB produces an annual report and supplementary document, which reflects on performance by agencies within the district in safeguarding children…

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  • Applications for licensed premises

    Under the Licensing Act 2003, the Local Safeguarding Children Board is a “Responsible Authority” in relation to applications for licensed premises and the need to…

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  • Child Protection

    Concerned about a child’s welfare? If you have concerns about a child’s safety or well-being you should contact Social Care Direct. They will deal with…

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  • Constitution

    The Children Act 2004 requires children’s services authorities to establish local safeguarding children boards involving key local partners listed within the act. It also requires…

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  • Child Death Review Process

    Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 gives Safeguarding Children Boards the duty to review all child deaths in their area, regardless of the cause of…

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  • GDPR Data Protection Act 2018

    Wakefield District Safeguarding Children’s Board are committed with its obligations under the new EU GDPR Data Protection Act 2018 that came into force on the…

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  • Learning and Improvement Framework

    Working Together (2015) states that “Local Safeguarding Children Boards should maintain a local learning and improvement framework which is shared across local organisations who work…

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  • StoryBoards

    We have summarized the key elements of the work we undertake in the storyboards below. Each storyboard outlines why the work is important, what we have…

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  • Serious Case Reviews

    The purpose of a Serious Case Review is to enable agencies to establish whether there are lessons to be learnt from the case about the…

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  • Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018

    Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 This is the primary piece of statutory guidance that governs the work we all do in relation to safeguarding…

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  • WDSCB Members

    Edwina Harrison from Safer Futures Yorkshire Ltd is the Independent Chair for the Board. Caroline Rhodes is the LSCB Business Manager for WDSCB she is also…

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