On May 23, 2014
Ofsted published its report into an inspection of Bradford
Councilís services for children in need of help and
protection, children looked after and care leavers. It also
reviewed the effectiveness of the Bradford Safeguarding
Children Board (BSCB). The inspection took place between 18
February and 12 March this year.
Read more here.
- Bradford Single Child Assessment
Bradford Single Child Assessment (BCSA) is Bradfordís new
statutory assessment for children in need, children subject
to child safeguarding concerns and children who become
looked after. It came into use for new assessments commenced
during May 2014 and it replaces the initial and core
assessment arrangements - see more here
Hamzah Khan Serious Case
The Hamzah Khan SCR documents are available here
as from Wednesday 13 November at 10.00am.
Child Death Alert for Bradford
A small number of deaths in young babies have occurred in
the Bradford area in the past few years where babies and or
toddlers have been left in a bath unattended. There have
also been a number of similar cases around the country.
There are potentially more Ďnear missesí of which we are not
read more here
Stuck in Chains (Official Domestic Abuse Music Video 2013)
Stuck in Chains is a video and music track created by young
people in Bradford. It raises awareness of domestic abuse in
teenage relationships and where young people can get help
See the video here
Find out more about domestic abuse within young people's
relationships and where you can get help by visiting
Click here to see a full press release.
Safeguarding Week 2013
Bradford's Safeguarding Week - 30 September - 4 October 2013
will be a series of drop-in events, morning, afternoon and
Click here for a
PDF with details of all events
Safeguarding Report for Madaaris provides
recommendations drawn from consultations with key
organisations including the Council for Mosques, BSCB,
NSPCC, West Yorkshire Police, Bradford City Centre Project
and representatives from Masajid/Madaaris in Bradford and
Keighley as well as parents and young people -
more information here
Working Together to Safeguard Children - The Department for Education has published the revised
version of the statutory guidance Working Together to
Safeguard Children (2013), and this comes into force on
Monday April 15th. This replaces the previous
version which was published in 2010.
The full document can be downloaded here.
A short briefing document is also available here - this
summarises the key points from the document and highlights
the changes between this document and the previous version.
BSCB has organised four short briefing
sessions about the new guidance. These are open to staff
from all BSCB agencies.
Details about the briefings, and including how to book a
place, can be found here.
The PowerPoint presentation from these briefings can be
The new BSCB Annual Report
for 2011/12 is now available -
Download copy here