About LSCBs

The Association collaborates with 146 LSCBs in England and LSCB colleagues from Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man.

LSCB Statutory Role and Functions

A Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) must be established for every local authority area under the requirements of the Children Act 2004. The LSCB has a range of roles and statutory functions including developing local safeguarding policy and procedures and scrutinising local arrangements. 

The statutory objectives and functions of the LSCB are set out in Regulation 5 of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006 sets out the functions of LSCBs, and are described in more detail in Chapter 3 of Working Together 2013.  

A summary overview of Working Together 2013 (Updated in Mar 2015)

Local LSCB Arrangements

The LSCB is the key statutory mechanisms for  agreeing how the statutory partners will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in its locality. The core objectives of each LSCB include:

  • Co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and
  • Ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes (s14(1) Children Act 2004

LSCB Practice Resources

Useful resources for Independent Chairs, LSCB members, Business Managers and anyone else with an interest in research and practice, that refer to LSCB core duties and responsibilities.

Information and Resources for LSCB Members

LSCB Resources developed by the London Safeguarding Board

Research in Practice LSCB Resources