The news is produced quarterly and is intended to assist you in cascading Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board (DSCB) news and information to professionals involved in safeguarding.

Message from the independent chair

Significant issues discussed at the last meeting of the board on 15 March 2019 included:

  • progress to finalise changes to board arrangements
  • performance and risk management
  • neglect strategy
  • CDOP themed panel
  • annual report
  • ‘What did the Board Achieve on 15 March?’

The board was updated also on progress with Derbyshire County Council’s Early Help Review. As you will be aware from the February newsletter and elsewhere, significant changes are underway in respect of how early help is delivered across the county. I chaired the fourth meeting of the Early Help Task and Finish Group on 16 May 2019. The group was convened under the auspices of the Safeguarding Children Board to ensure appropriate collaborative and consistent working between agencies. It will continue to meet to that end until September 2019.

I hope that this information and that in the May 2019 newsletter is of interest and enables you all to have an overview not only of the work of the Safeguarding Children Board itself, but of the many and varied ways agencies act individually and in collaboration to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Derbyshire.

New multi-agency safeguarding arrangements across Derby and Derbyshire

The Children and Social Work Act (2017) requires two significant changes in local arrangements for safeguarding children across Derby and Derbyshire.

May 2019

Quarterly news and information - May 2019.

February 2019

Quarterly news and information - February 2019.

Aston Hall - independent report

Aston Hall - independent report

June 2018

Quarterly news and information - June 2018.

October 2018

Quarterly news and information - October 2018.