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Protecting and safeguarding children

The Surrey Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) co-ordinates how children are protected and produces guidance and protocols for professionals on a range of child safeguarding issues.

If you, as a professional, have concerns about a child please contact Surrey Children’s Services and fill in a multi-agency referral form. Our accompanying guides on making a referral and children’s services thresholds will help you.

You can also refer to the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board procedures manual and supporting guidance. The board regularly updates these to reflect changes in government policy and learning's from serious case reviews. 

The SSCB carries out serious case reviews and partnership reviews that look at individual cases, examine how local professionals and organisations worked together, and make recommendations so children’s safety and welfare can be improved. Completed serious case reviews are published to inform local and national learning.


The SSCB commissions and provides multi-agency training to equip staff in all agencies with direct or indirect dealings with children and young people, with the skills and knowledge to safeguard children in Surrey.

The board runs a training programme and places are booked using the e-suite booking system. More information on training is available by emailing:

Anyone booking onto our courses will abide by the SSCB Learning Agreement.

SSCB newsletters

The board also issues regular newsletters with the latest advice, updates and news.

Child death procedures

Sadly unexpected child deaths do occur and even at such sensitive times it is important for us to try to understand why it happened. If you know of a child other than a newborn baby dying, you must call the SSCB child death coordinator on 01372 833319 and then complete and send in the notification form - appendix one in the child death procedure document.

The post death review leaflet explains what needs to happen in the event of a child death and at the required multi-agency post death review meeting, there is an agenda that must be followed.

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2014
  • Geoffrey Wookey
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