Welcome to the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs
|The Association of Independent LSCB Chairs is the national membership organisation for Independent Chairs of Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCBs). Its membership covers 111 Independent LSCB Chairs operating across 146 LSCBs in England, and there is collaboration with colleagues from equivalent structures in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Chairs come from a variety of professional backgrounds including police, social work, law, health and public administration. More The Association is underpinned by a regional infrastructure of nine regional groups. Each Independent LSCB Chair is invited to join the regional group, appropriate to the location of their LSCB. More
Deaths of Children in Custody - Action Taken, Lessons Learnt
Full report published by YJB
Guidance for schools on FGM
After a meeting with Fahma Mohamed, DfE confirms that all schools will receive guidance on keeping girls safe from FGM - here
Facts and information on FGM - here
Child Protection Information sharing
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published a progress up date on the Child Protection
Information Sharing IT solution.
Newsletter (Feb 2014)
Local Safeguarding Children Boards -
information and resources
Useful resources for Independent Chairs, LSCB members and Business managers and anyone else with an interest in research and practice that refer to LSCB core duties and responsibilities.
Link to LSCB page
Messages of Research
The Local Authorities Research Consortium’s (LARC)research into early intervention and children experiencing neglect highlights some important messages for LSCB members. The summary is based on interviews with over 105 practitioners, and 40 children and families across nine English local authorities.
Link to publication
Membership is open to all Independent LSCB Chairs in England and Chairs of equivalent structures in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. More
The Association's operational activities are focused on four main workstreams: Serious Case Reviews, LSCB effectiveness, Child Sexual Exploitation/Missing Children, Professional Development for Chairs. More
Safeguarding Policy Updates
Members are regularly updated about policy developments that refer to LSCB safeguarding issues.
Would they actually have believed me?
A focus group exploration of the underreporting of crimes by Jimmy Savile. Report reveals children were ignored, felt unable to speak out and suffered trauma into adulthood. Full report
Opportunity to pilot the 'See Me Hear Me' framework
On the basis of the evidence gathered during the CSEGG Inquiry, the Office of the Children's Commissioner's has published an invitation to tender to pilot the framework for responding to CSE in gangs and groups - the 'See Me Hear Me'
For more information
There is the requirement under Working Together to publish Serious Case Reviews for
Duty to publish SCRs
SCRs and the Independent Panel process
Latest SCR thematic reviews
Learning from Case Reviews where online abuse was a key factor
At a glance briefing