MSCB Improvement Journey

The Manchester Safeguarding Children Board, and its partner Manchester City Council Children’s Services, are on an improvement journey. For more information about our improvement journey please see the resources pack below.

We hope that these resources will prove useful in enabling our partners to share information with their front line staff and support them in continuing our improvement journey and preparing for any future inspection.

An inspection will be our opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that our partners, at all levels, do every day to help Manchester’s children and families. That does not mean we will not be talking about our challenges – inspections are about being honest and open but also about being clear about how we are working to overcome those challenges and learn from them.

For more information about MSCB inspections, please contact:

Lisa Walsh, MSB Integrated Safeguarding Boards Manager (Interim)
Tele: 0161 219 2284  or  email:

Since the last joint Ofsted Review in the summer of 2014 judged us as inadequate, we have been implementing an improvement plan to provide assurance that the MSCB is operating effectively, and has addressed the most significant deficits in its performance as identified in the Review.

Key areas identified for improvement included:

Significant and tangible progress has been made in all these areas and the MSCB is operating in compliance with its statutory duties; and is able to demonstrate that, whilst improvement still needs to take place, it is moving in the right direction.

At its September 2017 meeting, the Board considered its improvement journey to date, which had taken place with all partner agencies working together to ensure safeguarding arrangements for children and young people are effective across the city of Manchester.

Areas of improvement include:

In the resource pack, you will find a:



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