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WSCB priority areas

The WSCB's key priority areas for 2016-18

The Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) has revised its priority areas for 2016-2018.  We considered local needs and information gathered from our WSCB dataset, local learning based on multi-agency audits and reviews, key issues identified by professionals working with our children and young people in the borough.  We also gave consideration to regional and national learning and key areas of priority identified in these forums. 

Early help

Children and Young People


Children living away from their parents

Early Help

Ensure services provide appropriate early help and intervention, consistent application of thresholds between  preventative, targeted and specialist services and monitor the effectiveness of the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  

Children and Young People

Address the challenges and risks faced by vulnerable children and young people, in particular:

  • Going missing from care, education and home 
  • Child Sexual Exploitation 
  • Radicalisation     
  • Self-harming behaviour  
  • Involvement in gangs                    
  • Children with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Forced Marriage 


Ensure that the issue of neglect receives due prominence in assessment, prevention and intervention work especially where there are concerns of:

  • Domestic abuse 
  • Parental mental health
  • Substance misuse

Children living away from their parents

Ensure children not living at home are safe, receive high quality support to achieve better outcomes, which includes:

  • Children Looked After
  • Privately fostered children,
  • 'Sofa surfing'
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Young people in custody

Safeguarding Children Board

Independent Chair:
Nicky Pace

Business Manager:
Kaied Ghiyatha