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Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Children Board

Description

Local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) are the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in each local area will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.

 

The scope of the LSCB role falls into three categories:

 

1.  They engage in activities that safeguard all children and aim to identify and prevent maltreatment, or impairment of health or development, and to ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with safe and effective care

2.  They lead and coordinate proactive work that aims to target particular groups; and

3.  They lead and co-ordinate arrangements for responsive work to protect children who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.

 

This is a Multi Agency partnership with Membership of the LSCB made up of senior managers from different services and agencies in a local area, including Health, Police, Probation, Local Authority, and Voluntary Sector.

Contact information

Location: Town Hall, Barking

Contact:
Liz Winnett, Business Manager, Strategic Commissioning and Safeguarding
020 8227 3578 / Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:elizabeth.winnett@lbbd.gov.uk">elizabeth.winnett@lbbd.gov.uk</a>

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