The Torbay Safeguarding Children Board works alongside other Local Safeguarding Children Boards within the far south west peninsula.
Torbay work with the Devon Safeguarding Children Board, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Children Board and The Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board. The peninsula group meet regularly to discuss developments within their geographical area. It is usually attended by the LSCB chairs and business managers from each area.
The subgroups working in the South West Peninsula are:
The child death overview panel is responsible for reviewing all deaths of children aged 0-18 years who were resident in the South West Peninsula area at the time of their death. The main purpose of this panel is to identify patterns or trends and consider how such deaths might be prevented in the future.
Torbay Safeguarding Children Board works in partnership with the peninsula LSCBs to tackle the issues of online safety. It acknowledges that online safety plays a significant role in protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation. The Peninsula Safeguarding Children Boards have a strategy to protect children and young people online.
The peninsula groups have an agreed Peninsula Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy & Protocol. The Protocol is designed to support effective collaborative safeguarding responses from all agencies when a child/young person is at risk of, or is, being sexually exploited. The protocol should be used in conjunction with the South West Child Protection Procedures
The peninsula health group focuses on the development of effective safeguarding practice across all health agencies and coordinated response to Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.