Safeguarding Family Support Service.

The Safeguarding Family Support Service (SFS) work with children and young people who are:

  • In need i.e. subject to a Child in Need plan or;

  • Subject to a Child Protection Plan or;

  • Subject to care proceedings (and in the case of adoption until the Adoption Order is made) or;

  • Looked After as a result of being in care proceedings (s38 or s31 the Children Act) or on occasions by parental consent (s20 of the Children Act).

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is a shared responsibility and a high priority for Walsall agencies. It includes protecting children from abuse and neglect and ensuring that they grow up safely, having the best life chances to enter adulthood successfully.

This service is responsible for co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Walsall.


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