Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board role and responsibilities
The LSCB is responsible for coordinating local agencies in safeguarding children and has a responsibility for closely scrutinizing the safeguarding work undertaken with children in Lambeth in order to identify areas for improvement.
This section is about sharing information in order to help and assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
We hope you will find the information useful.
News for Professionals
Working Together 2013
New guidance on effective multi-agency working to safeguard children has been published. The new Working Together 2013 was published on 21st March 2013 and came into force on 15th April 2013. This statutory guidance covers the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and a framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services. The document replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010); The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and thier Families (2000); and Statutory Guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 (2007).
LSCB Newsletter - Issue 7
The latest edition of the LSCB Newsletter has been published and an electronic copy is available by clicking on the link. The newsletter is designed to help keep agencies and their staff up to date about new safeguarding developments in Lambeth and nationally. This edition has some useful articles on the new Working Together 2013, the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer and how to identify the signs of child sexual exploitation. Agencies can request hard copies of the newsletter by contacting Aisat Ahmed, LSCB Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 02079267067.
New E Safety Strategy and Policy
The LSCB has published its E Safety Strategy and Policy which provides practical guidance for parents, young people and professionals about minimising risk from the use of the internet and mobile phone technology. A copy of the E Safety strategy is available by clicking on the link.
The previous Annual Reports covering the work of the Board from 2008 onwards are available for download below. The third annual report for the board will be published towards the end of 2012.
Please see links on the right for the Business Plan, Policies and Procedures, and other useful information.