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The Board meet five times a year and has a statutory membership of local partner agencies:

  • County, District and Borough Councils
  • Police
  • Probation
  • Youth Offending Team
  • NHS England
  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Trusts
  • Connexions Service
  • CAFCASS
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Army Welfare
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Dorset Association of Secondary Heads
  • Lay Members
  • Voluntary Sector

Each agency has a particular, named person to ensure consistency. Each member has a strategic role to safeguarding within their organisation and are able to:

  • speak for their organisation with authority;
  • commit their organisation on policy and practice matters; and
  • hold their organisation to account

The DSCB also has a number of working groups with representation from other agencies and groups.