The Derby Safeguarding Children Board gathers information to know how well agencies are working together to keep children safe and understand the experiences of children and young people living in Derby.

The Board uses the information it obtains to:

  • Report annually to the organisations, that provide services or fund new or existing ones, how well children and young people are being kept safe and where services need to be focused to help children and young people the most.
  • Report to individual agencies on what needs to be done to improve how children and young people are being kept safe through the work they do.

The Board publishes an overview of the information provided by the work of the subgroups on an annual basis and this includes the main tasks identified for the following year.

Annual Reports

The Annual Reports are available below:

Executive Summary of the Annual Reports 

You can read the executive summary of the annual report below:


Ofsted inspected Derby services for children in need of help and protection, looked after children and care leavers in March 2017 and reviewed the effectiveness of the Derby Safeguarding Children Board. The report was published in June.

Derby children's services were found to be "Good" and the Derby Safeguarding Children Board was judged "Outstanding".

Ofsted commented that the DSCB is a highly strategic partnership and are well led.

The full report is available here on the Ofsted website. 


The Board has a Governance Document that sets out how it carries out its work, the make up of the Board and subgroups and how it works jointly with the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board.

The Governance Document is kept up to date with changes to National Guidance and as a result of developments locally:

Derby Safeguarding Children Board Governance Document Revised February 2017