Spectrum recognises their duty under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 to consider the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This is achieved by working in partnership with statutory agencies including the police, social care and other health partners.
Part of this work includes membership of the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board. By law, each Local Authority must have a ‘Local Safeguarding Children Board’ (LSCB). These boards are joint agency groups that are responsible for child welfare in their area. The LSCBs write policy guidelines for safeguarding children, ensure that the different agencies work together and conduct inquiries into serious cases or child deaths. Click here to find the LSCB in your local area.