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Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) and its partner agencies recognise that particular groups of children and young people are potentially more vulnerable than the general population. Such groups may require a specific focus to ensure that they are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. One such group is disabled children and young people.

In order to provide a specific focus on disabled children and young people, BSCB set up a time limited sub group which draws together practitioners from a range of agencies, and is chaired by Dave Benn, the VCS representative on the Board. This sub group was asked to audit current safeguarding arrangements for disabled children within the District.

The sub group has completed its audit, which was accepted in full by the Board in July 2008. The Board requested that the sub group develop an action plan for BSCB and its member agencies based on the recommendations of the audit report.

Documents, resources and local information relating to the safeguarding of disabled children and young people will be made available in this section of the website.

In June 2009, the Department of Children Schools and Families produced updated guidance for LSCBs and agencies working with families with disabled children - this can be downloaded here