Welcome from the independent chair

Andrew Christie, Independent Chair, Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board

I am delighted to be the Independent Chair for the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board. This is a part time role of about three days each month.

In May 2016 I retired from being the Tri-borough (Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Executive Director of Children's Services, having been in social work for about 40 years.

In December 2015 I was appointed as the Commissioner for Children's Social Care in Birmingham and I have also been appointed to chair the Adoption Leadership Board. Both these roles are also part time.

My mission is to work across the LSCB partnership to safeguard children and young people in Lambeth. Engaging with the young people we seek to protect is a personal priority and in particular listening to the most vulnerable.

Best wishes
Andrew Christie
Independent Chair, Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board

Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is the statutory partnership with lead responsibility for coordinating and scrutinising the effectiveness of what is done locally to improve safeguarding outcomes for children and young people and promoting the welfare of children in Lambeth.

The Board’s core objectives are as set out in section 14(1) of the Children Act 2004 as follows:

  • to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area, and
  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

Please find the LSCB Strategy 2017 - 2020 here:


Board Membership

The following organisations are represented on the Board:

  • Lambeth Council - Children’s Social Care and Early Help; Adult Social Care, Housing, Community Safety / Youth Offending Service and Education
  • Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • School Head Teacher representatives
  • Metropolitan Police Lambeth and the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
  • Lambeth & Wandsworth National Probation Service Cluster and Lambeth Community Rehabilitation, London Probation Trust
  • Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Voluntary and Community sector
  • Lay Members

Board Meetings

Minutes and Meeting Dates 2018





Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LR

28th March 2018


St Annes R C Primary School, 6 Durham St, London SE11 5JA

23rd May 2018


Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW, room TH1-16

11th July 2018


Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW, room TH1-16

26th September 2018  



28th November 2018




Minutes 2017


Minutes 2016





Terms of Reference

Business Plans

Each year the Board agrees its strategic plan. This became a statutory duty on the Board when the Care Act 2014 came into force. The strategic plans for each year can be found below:

Annual Reports