The Board itself is made up of Senior Management representatives from agencies across the County who are involved in providing services to Children and their families.
- To co-ordinate the work done locally by agencies represented on the Board
- To safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- To ensure that the work done is effective and that it is outcome focused
Lord Laming explains reasons why such a Board is required in detail in the report he wrote into Victoria Climbié's death in 2002. Also, The Children Act 2004 puts the Board on a statutory footing, giving it legal responsibilities.
The roles and responsibilities of the Board are laid out in detail in a Government Document called Working Together to Safeguard Children.