About Us

The overall role of Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (Sandwell SCB) is to coordinate local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to ensure the effectiveness of what the Member Organisations do individually and together.


The work of Sandwell SCB is underpinned by the following shared values:

  • all children and young people need to be, and have a right to be safe from abuse and neglect;
  • all work will be underpinned by the principles of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child;
  • agencies and their staff have a shared responsibility to work together and safeguard children and young people, and to promote their welfare;
  • children and young people’s wellbeing and safety will be at the heart of all our work;
  • the views of children, young people and their families will be utilised to influence our work;
  • all children and young people are unique and all our work will consider and address issues, diversity and vulnerability;
  • prevention, proactive and promotion strategies will be an important aspect of our work to safeguard children and young people