Safeguarding children board seeks West Sussex based members

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RESIDENTS in West Sussex are being asked to step forward and join a board that tries to promote the welfare of children.

The county’s Local Safeguarding Children Board is looking for two local people to become lay members to help build closer ties with the community.

The board is a group of senior managers from various agencies that oversees how services and professionals in West Sussex work together to safeguard children.

To become a lay member, residents have to attend meetings at least twice a year, have the confidence to challenge professionals on the way they work, and must have close ties with local community organisations.

Members will receive £200 each year to cover expenses and the appointment lasts for two years.

To discuss the role contact board manager Debbie Bath on 01243 642967.

The closing date is September 30 and interviews will take place during the week beginning October 17.