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LSCB News:       23 October 2016

LSCB Newsletter Autumn 2016

The Autumn Edition of the LSCB Newsletter is now available to read.

Invitation to Head Teachers

The LSCB is seeking to extend the membership of its Board by the inclusion of additional primary and senior Head Teacher representatives.  In recognition of the importance of the role of schools in safeguarding children and promoting their welfare, input from Head Teachers has always played a valuable part in the work of the LSCB.  The Board consists of senior leaders from a wide range of organisations working with children, young people and their families including children’s social care, the police, health, probation, and a range of other agencies, plus excellent representation from the voluntary and community sector, and three Lay Members who are local residents.   Meetings are usually lively, with challenging discussions about safeguarding issues in Redbridge and how we can make a difference in terms of outcomes for children and young people.  This opportunity will appeal to Head Teachers who want to contribute to strengthening safeguarding arrangements in Redbridge, who are able to provide insight from an education perspective and have a commitment to multi-agency working.  The Board meets four times a year (January, April, July, and October), outside of school holidays, usually on a Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 13:00 in Ilford.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Lesley Perry, LSCB Business Manager via or on 020 8708 5282 for an informal discussion.  You can read more about the Board, its membership, structure, Business Plan priorities etc. on the website.

LSCB Conference – Follow Up

The Independent Chair of the LSCB has written an open letter to head teachers in Redbridge schools as a follow up to LSCB conference which took place earlier this year.  You can access both the letter and a report on the conference.

Drama – Cyberbully

The Channel 4 drama, Cyberbully, first screened on 15 January 2015, is still available to view on-line.  The drama, suitable for over 15s only,  is a hard hitting account based on true cases of a young girl becoming the victim of a cyber stalking.



Are you a child or young person?

If something is worrying you or making you scared and you’re not sure if it is abuse, it is important to talk to someone you trust and we can help.

Children and young people may be hurt by an adult or another young person in many ways. Abuse can be any of the following:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect


Are you a parent or carer?

We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be being abused and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.

This part of the website is for parents, carers, anyone with parental responsibility, relatives, friends and neighbours who need information or advice.


Are you a professional working with children and families?

Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is a statutory partnership of professionals working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The LSCB has a range of roles and responsibilities including developing local safeguarding policy and procedures, challenging and scrutinising local arrangements, and raising awareness of safeguarding issues in the community.


What training does Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board offer?

The Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Training Programme provides courses, briefings and workshops with a focus on multi-agency training which complements training already available within individual agencies. It not only covers child protection issues but deals with the broad area of safeguarding.  The planning and commissioning of the Training Programme has been informed by the Research in Practice (RiP) – Ensuring effective training – Briefing for LSCBs, 2014, which is available to LB Redbridge via the RiP website and to LSCB partners via the LSCB.