The purpose of the DSCPG is to establish and maintain effective multi-agency arrangements for children, young people and families as mandated under The Children and Social Work Act (2017) and further defined in the supplementary Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. This calls for effective systems being in place to protect children from abuse and to prevent impairment to their health and/or development.
In response, DSCPG will engage in any activity that facilitates or is conducive to, the achievement of its objectives.
In all its activities the DSCPG will advocate that the duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all Dudley’s children and young people is 'everybody’s responsibility'.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of Children health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes