Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
What is the LSCB?
The Southend-on-Sea Local Safeguarding Children Board's (LSCB) main role is to improve the lives of children and young people in Southend by co-ordinating their safeguarding and promoting their welfare. It agrees how the relevant organisations within the community (for example the Borough Council, Health, Police, Probation and the Voluntary sector) will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people within the local area, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.
The LSCB works to ensure that children and young people are:
- Safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation,
- Secure, stable and cared for;
and helps to reduce the likelihood of them suffering from:
- Accidental death and injury
- Bullying and discrimination
- Crime and anti-social behaviour
The Southend-on-Sea LSCB believes that everyone is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and it works to achieve this by:
- Leading collaboration across all agencies in the community
- Developing and setting policies and procedures
- Monitoring and auditing their implementation
- Ensuring appropriate training is available
- Promoting awareness and action in the wider community
- Conducting Serious Case Reviews when a child dies or is seriously harmed and abuse or neglect is suspected.
Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Procedures 2011
The Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Children Protection Procedures have been revised and are now available in the related downloads area which can be found on the right hand side of this page or by clicking here.
All copies of the 2006 procedures should be destroyed or deleted and all practitioners are asked to ensure they have access to the SET Child Protection Procedures 2011.
The SET Child Protection Procedures 2011 are only available in electronic format to enable the LSCBs to make revisions as required and ensure all practitioners have access to current procedures.
Last updated: 23rd May 2012