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Could you help protect local children in Milton Keynes?
Two vacancies have become available for local people to sit on the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board (MKSCB).
It's a multi-agency independent board which helps decide how agencies and professionals in Milton Keynes should work together to protect and promote the welfare of children.
To become a member, you will need to be able to attend daytime meetings every three months and have the confidence to challenge professionals on the way they work.
Independent Chair of the Board, Elaine Coleridge-Smith said: “It is really important that the MKSCB can represent the views of people living in the community. Ideally we want to appoint members who live in Milton Keynes and have close ties with local community organisations. Most importantly the people we appoint must share our commitment to safeguarding children and be dedicated to keeping them safe from harm. We value equality and diversity and hope to receive applications from across the community.”
The two members who are selected will receive £200 a year to cover all out of pocket expenses and the appointment lasts for two years. This position requires an enhanced CRB check and anyone who has been employed by any agency represented on Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board in the past 12 months is not eligible apply.
If you're interested in applying, visit www.mkscb.org for more details.