Cumbria LSCB

The Role of Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

The Department for Education has published (4 July 2018) a new Working Together 2018 (WT2018)this external link will open in a new window that sets out new Safeguarding Arrangements for Local Authorities, their statutory partners and wider safeguarding agencies and bodies. 

In addition they have published Transitional Guidancethis external link will open in a new window that is in force from 29 June 2018 – to ensure LSCBs have the time and space to move to the new arrangements as set out in WT 2018. The Guidance states “From 29 June 2018, local authority areas must begin their transition from LSCBs to safeguarding partner and child death review partner arrangements. The transition must be completed by 29 September 2019.”

Cumbria LSCB has begun the process to move to the new arrangements and progress will be communicated through our usual channels, in the meantime we will continue to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in Cumbria.

Through the Board structure the LSCB provides the strategic and operational direction of safeguarding and continuous monitoring of performance in Cumbria. The Board produces a three-year Business Plan and an Annual Report.

The Board provides funding for an Independent LSCB Chair, Gill Rigg, who provides leadership to the Board via effective chairing of meetings and representation of the LSCB in the public domain.

Our Vision

The Vision for the LSCB was agreed in March 2014 and is the result of work undertaken by the Communication, Engagement and Participation Sub Group with  front-line staff from across the partnership:

‘We are working together to keep children and young people safe in Cumbria’

The LSCB Board has agreed a new set of priorities for its 2017-20 Business Plan;

  1. Resilient Children and Young People

  2. Excellent systems of Prevention and Protection

  3. Well-developed and Supported Workforce 

LSCB Ofsted Report

An Ofsted inspection, of Children’s Services in March 2015, included a review of the LSCB.

The LSCB was judged as ‘Requires Improvement’.

The whole report is available on the Ofsted website but included below is the section on the Cumbria LSCB.

Cumbria LSCB welcomes this report as external validation of progress made so far with the development of the LSCB. The areas for development have been incorporated into the LSCB Business Plan 2015-18 and progress will be monitored through the LSCB Business Group.

LSCB Ofsted Report 2015this external link will open in a new window

Cumbria LSCB Endorsement and Quality Assurance

The LSCB will now endorse other agency or organisations training.  If you would like to discuss this please contact the LSCB Office.

Cumbria LSCB endorse the Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding courses delivered by Safe Haven Consulting.

'The endorsement process has enabled Safe Haven Consulting to develop a positive working relationship with Cumbria LSCB.  We now have effective links who share key information with us quickly so that we can reflect in our training'.  Jeanette & Diane, Directors of Safe Haven Consulting

Child Death and Overview Panel Annual Reportthis document will open in a new window

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