Dudley Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body that is made up of representatives from organisations that have responsibility to provide services to children and young people in Dudley.

Members of the board include representatives from West Midlands Police, Health Organisations, Dudley Council, Voluntary Sector Organisations, and Education; all of which have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dudley.

The essence of the board is to develop a shared sense of responsibility across all agencies working with children, their families and communities to keep children from harm and to hold each other to account and to ensure safeguarding children remains high on the agenda across Dudley.

The board operates under the structure below to ensure that it is effective and committed to safeguarding children and young people in Dudley.

Meet the Board

Dudley Safeguarding Children Board is made up of representatives from a whole range of organisations located across Dudley Borough. These organisations all provide services to children or young people, or have regular contact with them.

Members of the board represent their organisations which have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dudley Borough.

The board aims to build upon the strong foundations laid down by Dudley Area Child Protection Committee. The board is a key statutory body which agrees how organisations will work together to signpost and promote the welfare of children and young people across Dudley Borough.

  • Independent Chair
  • Vice Chair - Chief Nurse - Dudley CCG
  • Strategic Director People – Dudley MBC
  • Chief Officer Children - Dudley MBC
  • Head of Education Outcomes – Dudley MBC
  • Secondary School Rep – Education
  • Primary School Rep – Education
  • Special School Rep – Education
  • Colleges Rep - Education
  • Head of Family Solutions - Dudley MBC
  • Chief Superintendent LPU Commander Dudley - West Midlands Police
  • DCI West Midlands Police Rep – West Midlands Police
  • Head of NPS - National Probation Services
  • Regional Manager - Black Country Region CRC
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children - Dudley CCG
  • Chief Nurse – The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Designated consultant paediatrician - The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Associate Director of Nursing – Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust>
  • Acting Director of Nursing - Dudley and Walsall NHS Partnership Trust
  • Service Manager - CAFCASS
  • Lay Member
  • Elected Member for Children Services
  • Strategic Lead for Children's Services - DCVS 
  • Head of Adult Safeguarding – Dudley MBC
  • Head of Intelligence, Performance and Policy – Dudley MBC
  • Head of Service Children and Young People's Public Health - Dudley MBC
  • Head of Services, Dudley & Walsall and Early Help - CGL
  • Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children & Young People - Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Principal Social Worker and Lead for Professional Practice – Dudley MBC
  • Housing Strategy Manager – Dudley MBC
  • Head of Safeguarding and Review – Dudley MBC
  • Safeguarding Lead for Education - Dudley MBC

DSCB Business Support Unit

  • DSCB Business Manager
  • Child Death & Serious Review Administrator
  • Performance and Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Learning, Development & Commissioning Co-Ordinator
  • Senior Business Support Officer
  • Business Support Administrator

To contact the Board please email

DSCB Constitution

View the Dudley Safeguarding Children Board Constitution document:

DSCB Business Documentation

Each year the safeguarding children board works to produce an annual business plan. This lays down the board’s strategy and action plan for the year ahead. In addition an annual report is also produced which examines the board’s work which has taken place over the previous year, and this incorporates the business plan for the year ahead.

Annual Report


View our recent Safeguarding publications.