If you have a concern about the welfare of a child you will need to contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 to speak to a Family Connect Safeguarding Advisor. Family Connect Advisors are available between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
If you need to report concerns about the welfare of a child outside of office hours please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01952 676500. If you believe a criminal offence has been committed you can contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or 101. In an emergency always dial 999.
The Children Act 2004 sets out the statutory objectives and functions of a local safeguarding children's board. Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 "
requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCBs". Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
further details the representation on the Board.
The Board is a key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in Telford and Wrekin will cooperate to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children in the area and for monitoring the effectiveness of local services and legislative requirements; put simply "safeguarding is everyone's responsibility".
The vision of the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board (TWSCB) is:
- To put the voice of the child and young person first by listening, protecting, being supportive and building lives for the future; and
- Leading and driving forward excellence in safeguarding to support all services and improve the lives of children and young people.