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Welcome to the City of York's Safeguarding Children Board's website.

Our vision is "For all the children of York to grow up in safety and to always feel safe."

The City of York's Safeguarding Children Board (CYSCB) is a statutory multi-agency forum for ensuring that different services co-operate to protect children and young people in York. We seek assurance and evidence that the children of York are protected from all forms of abuse and neglect in order to confirm that everybody working with children works effectively together.

If you would like to contact the CYSCB Unit please write to the City of York Safeguarding Children Board, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

To find out more about the work of the CYSCB please click on one of the links below.


2018/19 -  Moving towards a new partnership - the City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP)


The Children and Social Work Act 2017 changed the legislation so that Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) would move towards new safeguarding partnership arrangements led by 3 key partners: the local authority; the police; and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 gives guidance on the functions and duties of the new Partnerships

As 2018 progresses you will see the emergence of the new City of York Safeguarding  Children Partnership (CYSCP) which will be fully implemented after the final CYSCB meeting in January 2019. The new CYSCP  will still include the input of many more partners than just the ‘key three’. The CYSCP will maintain and continue the excellent work of the former Board, which led to the CYSCB being judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2016, and as 'effective' and 'influential' by the Joint Targeted Area Inspection in September 2018. This is an opportunity to develop and enhance the functioning of the partnership and of the sub-groups.

York was on of the 17 successful local authorities in a bid for funding through the Department of Education to become an Early Adopter of the new arrangements. York's focus will be on engaging early years, schools and colleges fully in the new arrangements.

Full details of the new arrangements will be published on this website.

During the transitional period, as the new CYSCP is developed and implemented, the functions of the CYSCB will continue. Once the full transition to the CYSCP is completed, the business of the Partnership will carry on in very much the same way as before – but even better!


Suite of Story Boards

This suite of Story Boards describes different aspects of our work with children, young people and families. Each Story Board gives a comprehensive overview of the topic and relevant local developments within our partnership working context. The Story Boards available are:

Please contact the Story Board author if you have any comments or additional information, and please feel free to share Story Boards within your service and professional networks

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