The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) covers many areas around keeping children safe. The North Lincolnshire local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) was set up in April 2006. It was set up to comply with The Children Act 2004. Its purpose is to coordinate and monitor what is done by agencies who work together to safeguard children, protect them from harm and promote their welfare. North Lincolnshire's LSCB is made up of representatives from: North Lincolnshire Council ,NHS North Lincolnshire , The Strategic Health Authority , North Lincolnshire and Goole Acute Hospital Trust , Humberside Police , The National Probation Service, Humberside ,CAFCASS ,Schools, Further education colleges, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Voluntary Action North Lincs (VANL). The responsibilities of the Local Safeguarding Children Board are: Developing policies and procedures, Training of people working with children, Communication and awareness raising regarding safeguarding children, Monitoring and evaluation of what is done to safeguard children, Undertaking serious case reviews.To fulfill the obligations set in the Children and Young People's Plan regarding 'stay safe' To do the work outlined in LSCB Business Plan Collecting and analysing information about unexpected child deaths. Publish an Annual Review Report
The board will promote safeguarding across three areas:
1.The prevention of maltreatment or impairment of health or development and working to increase the understanding of safeguarding of children issues in the professional and wider community, promoting the message that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility 2.The coordination of proactive work that will support children and young people who may be vulnerable and identified as 'in need'. 3.The coordination of responsive work to protect children and young people who are suffering or at risk of suffering harm.
(Reference: Working Together To Safeguard Children - HM Government 2010).