New children’s safeguarding website launched in Knowsley

Published on: Tuesday, 03-March-2015

The Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board is an independent body responsible for ensuring individuals and organisations work effectively together to protect children and young people.  Safeguarding is when a professional, family member or member of the public is concerned about a child’s welfare or safety.

The Board is made up of representatives from a number of organisations including the council, police, health and education, who link together to provide support and services for young people.

To help raise the profile of the Board and ensure residents know how and when to raise a safeguarding concern relating to a child, a new-look website has been launched.  The new site has been redeveloped to better reflect the needs of users and encourage more interaction with both the public and other agencies.

The new site has been designed to ensure information is easier and quicker to find.  It provides essential information for parents and carers, professionals and volunteers working with children as well as children and young people themselves.  It also provides an overview of the Board’s responsibilities, structure and the work of the Board and subgroups.  For professionals, there are details of training and events available to enable staff to understand their role in safeguarding children and young people.

Another key feature is the website is mobile friendly, so you can keep up to date with the latest news and download important policy information whilst on the go.

Audrey Williamson, Independent Chair of KSCB, said “The protection of our most vulnerable children and young people is a fundamental responsibility of all public agencies.  By working together and identifying opportunities to improve our care and support for children and young people, we have the chance to make a real impact on people’s lives.  Redeveloping our website is the first stage in ensuring people know who we are and what we do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people.”

To find out more about Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board, visit www.knowsleyscb.org.uk