Working together to keep children safe in Wiltshire
Welcome to Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB). We have responsibility for coordinating and scrutinising the effectiveness of services being delivered to children and young people across Wiltshire, as set out in Working Together 2018.
Although much work has been done to help children and young people be safe from harm and abuse, there is still more to do to ensure that all children and young people continue to be safe from harm or neglect and are able to reach their full potential.
WSCB depends on everyone, whether professionals, volunteers, parents, or members of the public having an understanding of their own personal or professional responsibility to safeguard children.
As well as providing information about WSCB and its work, this site aims to provide information to parents and carers, children and young people and professionals who work with them. The site will be maintained and up dated on a regular basis to ensure the information contained within it reflects the best possible available.
WSCB is made up of professionals who work in services for children and families including health, education, police, fire and the voluntary sector. Members meet regularly with the aim of providing effective community and professional leadership and influence in relation to safeguarding across all partner agencies. Find out more about WSCB.
County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money.
Following the publication of County Lines guidance last year, the Home Office is now working with partners to raise awareness of county lines. A range of materials have been developed to help statutory and non-statutory staff identify victims and report concerns to protect those exploited through this criminal activity.