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Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB)


The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the statutory, multi-agency partnership with responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and challenging all activity relating to safeguarding children and young people living in Somerset. Safeguarding Children Board’s were set up as a result of the 2004 Children Act and are regulated by that law.


The SSCB has a challenge role with the Children’s Trust and, in turn, the Children’s Trust can challenge the effectiveness of the SSCB. There is a protocol describing this relationship which includes the Health and Wellbeing Board.


More information can be found on the SSCB website.

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Somerset Safeguarding Children Board

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