A Local Safeguarding Children Board’s primary focus must be the safety, protection and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people.   Safeguarding is about promoting the rights and welfare of all children and young people but also protecting the most vulnerable children and young people from harm.  Each and every one of us has a duty to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding is everyone’s business.

Worried about a child?

If you are concerned that a child may be suffering significant harm, these pages will provide you with all the information you need to report a concern to Children’s Social Care Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST). Report a concern

Training & development

A key priority of Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) is the training and on going development of staff, who are working with children and families.

View our Learning and Development page
Inter-agency procedures

West Yorkshire procedures manual

These inter-agency procedures set out the steps professionals should take if worried about a child.  They reflect current legislation, accepted best practice and comply with the government guidance: Working Together 2015.

View Inter-agency procedures

About us

The Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) consists of the Safeguarding Board, Business Group and various Sub Groups.  The Board has an Independent Chair, Richard Burrows who provides leadership for the Board and ensures that it operates effectively. A team of staff support the work of the Board and its sub-groups.

More about the Safeguarding BoardMore about the Sub Groups CSCB Key Documents


Local Guidance

Each local area develops guidance to provide direction or advice to a decision or course of action to safeguard Children and Young People.   Click on the button to find some of Calderdale’s important documents.

Local Guidance
Safeguard Guides have been produced to provide key messages and contact details relating to a particular safeguarding issue at a glance. Safeguard Guides