Somerset Safeguarding Children Board

Prior to September 2019 safeguarding responsibilities were managed by the Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB).  Archive documentation relating to the SSCB is below, for reference.  For details of current partnership arrangements see About Us.


There are a number of important subgroups that carry out and monitor specific areas of the work of the SSCB. These include:

  • Quality and Performance Subgroup
  • Learning and Improvement Subgroup
  • Child Exploitation Subgroup
  • Training and Development Subgroup
  • Child Death Overview Panel
  • Health Advisory Group
  • Education Advisory Group

Membership of these groups is multi-agency.


Annual Reports

The following annual reports have been published under Independent Chair, Sally Halls. Each annual report provides an assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Somerset during the year, as well as giving an account of the activities, development and impact of the Board in meeting its statutory responsibilities and playing its part in ensuring that Somerset children are safe, healthy and cared for and have integrated support to meet their needs.

pdf Annual Report 2017 – 2018

pdf Annual Report 2016 – 2017 

pdf Annual Report 2015 – 2016

pdf Annual Report 2014 – 2015

pdf Annual Report 2013 – 2014

pdf Annual Report 2012 – 2013

Neglect Strategy

 pdf  Somerset Neglect Strategy June 2017-June 2018

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Strategy for tackling neglect. Published September 2017

Communication Strategy

Team Charter

Business Plan