In July 2019 the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) joined with the Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) to form the Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB).
The BFSB fulfils our statutory duties as set out within the Care Act 2014, the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and guidance contained within Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
In adopting this model, we are seeking to maximise the effectiveness of efforts to safeguard children and adults, which build on the ethos of our approaches to family safeguarding and further strengthen the support afforded to vulnerable young people as they transition into adulthood. This approach also enables us to maximise the efficiencies of undertaking some functions across a wider range of local organisations, as well as those enabling safeguarding activities over a larger geographical footprint.
Our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements draw on the strong existing relationships between:
East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Bracknell Forest Council
Thames Valley Police
In co-designing the arrangements for safeguarding children and adults, these statutory partners have made sure that key shared values shape the work of the BFSB.
The leadership provided by the Board will ensure stronger collaboration between the newly established safeguarding children partnerships across the region, so that a collective commitment to our shared responsibility is maintained. Board arrangements benefit from the excellent inter-agency engagement that exist, within the borough, and proactive leadership of the safeguarding agenda.
Partners commit to working to make sure all children and young people can live safe, happy and positive lives, achieving their potential.
For further information visit the BFSB website.