The North Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) was set up in April 2006 to comply with the Children Act 2004. Its purpose is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of what is done by agencies who work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the area.
The LSCB has agreed local safeguarding priorities for 2017-18, which are to:
Reduce the harm from:
The LSCB will continue to monitor and scrutinise progress against these priorities. It will continue to seek wider assurance that further work is progressing in relation to these priority themes across other local partnerships.
North Lincolnshire is committed to providing an LSCB that makes safeguarding children everybody’s business.
The LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 [PDF 23969Kb] reports of the effectiveness of its safeguarding arrangements for children and young people in North Lincolnshire during 2016/17.
The LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 Executive Summary [PDF 10430Kb] is also available.
The Partnership Framework [PDF 207Kb]
The North Lincolnshire LSCB is made up of representatives from the following partners:
The LSCB Membership 2017 [PDF 312Kb] includes roles and contact details for all LSCB Members.
The LSCB has a range of roles and statutory functions including developing local safeguarding policy and procedures and scrutinising local arrangements. The statutory objectives of the LSCB are:
(a) to coordinate 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
(b) to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.
Regulation 5 of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006 sets out that the functions of the LSCB in relation to the above objectives under section 14 of the Children Act 2004. They are as follows:
Developing policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area of the authority, including policies and procedures in relation to:
LSCB Annual Review – Primaries – children and young people’s version
LSCB Annual Review – Secondaries/Colleges – children and young people’s version
LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 [PDF 23969Mb] – reports on the effectiveness of child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area
LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 Executive Summary [PDF 10430Kb] – an executive summary of the annual report
LSCB Business Plan 2017-18 [PDF 655Kb] – sets out the vision, partnership framework, accountability, core function and priorities of the LSCB
CSE Strategy 2017-2018 [PDF 646Kb] – provides information about CSE, roles and responsibilities of relevant agencies and procedures practitioners should follow
Threshold Document – Helping Children and Families [PDF 5Mb] – this document and associated guidance is required by Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 which also emphasises the importance of “early help”.
Communication and Community Participation Strategy [PDF 574Kb] – builds upon the communication and partnership arrangements we have in place with the local community to safeguard our children and young people
Integrated Domestic Abuse Strategy [PDF 7Mb] – sets out our plans to tackle domestic abuse
LSCB Memorandum of Understanding [PDF 924Kb] – sets out the guiding principles and values of the LSCB, roles and responsibilities and Partnership arrangements
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) provide a national framework in England and Wales for the assessment and management of risk posed by serious and violent offenders. This includes offenders who are considered to pose a risk, or potential risk of harm to children.
This framework impose statutory requirements on the police, probation and prison services (the “responsible authorities”) to make these arrangements and places a duty to co-operate with the responsible authority on a number of agencies providing services to offenders including health, housing, Children’s Social Care, education, youth offending teams, jobcentre plus, and electronic monitoring providers.
Current National Guidelines on implementing MAPPA were introduced in April 2004 and updated guidelines are expected during the coming year.
The duties and obligations of the responsible authority are discharged through the Strategic Management Board. To provide consistency and a central awareness a Humberside Area Strategic Management Board is in place and comprises of lead officers from police, probation and prison, representatives from a number of agencies with a “duty to cooperate” and lay advisors. Within North Lincolnshire the strategic management board meets quarterly to:
Any complaint or concern about the general discharge of the LSCB functions should be addressed to the Independent Chair of the LSCB in writing. The Independent Chair will seek to resolve the matter with the individual raising the concern within six weeks of the complaint being received. The Independent Chair can be contacted at:
Independent Chair of LSCB
The LSCB Complaints Procedure [PDF 134Kb] has more information on the complaints process.
The LSCB Multi Agency Whistleblowing Guidance is designed to enable employees of each organisation to:
Whistleblowing Guidance (May 2015) [PDF 54Kb]