Children in Devon are best safeguarded when key agencies work together effectively. Devon Safeguarding Children Board is designed to help ensure that this happens.

The core membership of Safeguarding Children Boards is set out in the Children Act 2004 and includes representatives from local authorities, health, police, education and others including the voluntary sector. The objective of the Board is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of their member agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children living in Devon.


Partnership Restructure

Our ambition to improve outcomes for children by making multi-agency working more effective, has prompted the restructure of our children’s partnership arrangements. This will lead to the establishment of “The Devon Children and Families Partnership” . The Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) merges the functions of the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) and the Children, Young People and Families Alliance (Alliance). Devon LSCB’s statutory duties are discharged through this new partnership.  Read details about the restructure in full here

 Who We Are

  • Mark Lines

    Mark Lines

    Devon County Council

    Head of Children's Social Work and Child Protection
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  • Jo Olsson

    Jo Olsson

    Devon County Council

    Interim Chief Officer for Childrens Services
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  • Mark Gurrey


    Independent Chair (from January 2016)
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  • Stephen Parker

    Stephen Parker

    Devon & Cornwall Police

    D/Superintendent, Head of Public Protection for Devon & Cornwall
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  • Anne Proctor

    Devon & Cornwall Probation Trust

    Assistant Chief Executive
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  • Paul Keedwell

    Devon Partnership NHS Trust

    Director of Nursing and Practice
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