Constitution

The Constitution of the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board has been developed in line with the Children Act 2004, Local Safeguarding Children Board Regulations 2006 and statutory guidance contained within Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 (as may be amended from time to time).

The Constitution sets out the fundamental principles under which the Local Safeguarding Children Board for Plymouth shall operate and is governed.   The Board shall be known as the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB).    Its Constitution reflects the fundamental principles set out within the Department of Education’s Review of the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Alan Wood CBE, May 2016.

Our vision is to be outstanding in our work, culture and delivery of purpose so that:-

All children within Plymouth are able to reach their full potential and feel healthy, safe and contented.   Effective support is provided to those most vulnerable and at risk and to ensure equality of opportunity in reaching these basic needs.

In order to meet our vision, PSCB has identified six values which will be instrumental in ensuring that children are kept safe.  To improve the PSCB service focus and the way it works the PSCB will work in a way that evidences:-

 

The PSCB wants strong and effective arrangements for local agencies to work together to improve outcomes for children and their families and share information effectively.