Could you be help keep West Sussex children safe?

Could you be help keep West Sussex children safe?


West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board (WSSCB) is looking for one local resident to become a ‘lay member’ on the Board to help build closer ties with the community.

The WSSCB is a multi-agency Board of senior managers that oversees how services and professionals in West Sussex work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

To become a lay member, you will need to be able to prepare for and attend meetings at least four times a year and have the confidence to challenge professionals on the way they work.

You will be living within the boundaries of West Sussex County Council, and you will have close ties with local community organisations and an interest in keeping children safe from harm.

West Sussex County Council values equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all of the community who share their commitment.

Lay members will receive £200 per annum to cover all out of pocket expenses and the appointment lasts for two years. You may not apply if you have been employed by any agency represented on West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board in the past 2 years.

The position requires an enhanced DBS check.

If you would to discuss the role, and receive information about how to apply,  please contact the Board Manager, Shona McMinn, on 0330 222 6686 or e-mail:

Closing date:   April 4th 2014

Interview date:  April 30th 2014