Safeguarding children and young people

Are you passionate about the safeguarding of children and young people

Aug 10 2017

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If so you may be just who the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is looking for. It has a vacancy for one voluntary lay board member.

Safeguarding children and young people depends on all agencies, working well together and fulfilling their safeguarding responsibilities. The HSCB is a multi-agency forum that brings together senior representatives from organisations and agencies that work with Hampshire’s children and young people. It helps co-ordinate safeguarding work, ensuring it is effective and improves outcomes for children and young people.

Lay members do not need to have any formal qualifications but in order to ensure that they are independent of current services candidates cannot have worked for one of our partner agencies for at least five years.

Board manager Sophie Butt, said: “Lay members help us to maintain a focus that reflects the needs of the community. This includes actively supporting stronger public engagement in local child safety issues and contributing to an improved understanding of the Local Safeguarding Children Board child protection work across Hampshire. It's a challenging role but you'll be well supported, receive training and be reimbursed for your travel expenses.”

Find out more, and apply online, at the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board website.