Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is an independent partnership established in Sunderland in October 2004 following the drive to improve outcomes for children. It was formed as a statutory requirement of the Children Act 2004.
The SSCB is a key multi agency statutory mechanism for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in Sunderland. It has high-level officer representation from partner agencies, both statutory and voluntary, across the City. The SSCB structure consists of a number of sub committees that carry out specific functions in relation to the SSCB's responsibilities.