What does the LSCB do?

What does the LSCB do? 

Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board is the lead statutory partnership for:

  • Coordinating the work done by the various agencies to safeguard children and promote their welfare, and
  • Ensuring that this work is carried out effectively

The LSCB's objectives and purpose

The Children Act 2004 places a duty on children's services to establish local boards and sets out the agencies that will be ‘Board partners' on the LSCB. The Act also places a duty for the authority and Board partners to cooperate with each other.

Further guidance for the LSCB is set out in "Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working." This defines the LSCB as, "the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations...will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children...and ensuring the effectiveness of what they do."

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