The St Helena Safeguarding Children’s and Young People’s Board is regulated by the Welfare of Children Regulations, 2010 and the Welfare of Children Ordinance.

The purpose of the St Helena Safeguarding Children’s and Young People’s Board is to provide direction and leadership across St Helena Government to ensure that that SHG agencies are working together to safeguard children and young people on the Island.

The Board is chaired independently and reports directly to the Governor. Membership includes the Children’s Champion, representatives from Health, Social services, Education, the police and non-governmental organisations.

The Board meets every six weeks and when urgently needed.

CURRENT PRIORITIES   

  • To ensure agencies are working together.
  • To facilitate training for all who work with children and young people.
  • To facilitate more in depth and targeted training for front line services.
  • To ensure that historic cases are reviewed, action taken when needed and lessons learned.
  • To ensure that the agencies involved in safeguarding our community are adequately resourced and supported so they can do their jobs effectively.

Minutes

2018

Confirmed Minutes – 22 March 2018

2017

Confirmed Minutes – 14 December 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 2 November 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 21 September 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 10 August 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 29 June 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 18 May 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 6 April 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 23 February 2017

Confirmed Minutes – 12 January 2017

2016

Confirmed Minutes – 1 December 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 20 October 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 8 September 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 28 July 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 16 June 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 5 May 2016

Confirmed Minutes – 17 March 2016

 

WASS REPORT

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/484129/51735_Wass_Inquiry_Web_Accessible_PDF.pdf

WASS Recommendations Update – April 2017

WASS Recommendations Update 7 November 2016

WASS Recommendations Update October 2016

Wass Inquiry Report

Safeguarding Board Annual Report 2015

Wass Recommendations Update 12 May 2016

WASS REPORT – Recommendations and Action Plan, 22 January 2016

Wass Recommendations Update 3 March 2016

 

DOCUMENTS & POLICES

Terms of Reference SCB May 2017

Safeguarding adults procedure 2016

St Helena SCB Practice Guidance child protection 18 09 14 ab 09 03 2016

Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Raising handbook

 

USEFUL LINKS 

http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/uk-ots-join-forces-with-the-internet-watch-foundation/

https://report.iwf.org.uk/sh

 

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