Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:       22 May 2018

New!  Consultation on new Domestic Abuse Bill – ending 31 May 2018

There is still time to join in with the consultation launched in March by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice on the Government’s proposals relating to domestic abuse.  Domestic abuse can have a devastating effect on the children and young people that witness it, emotionally, mentally and sometimes physically if they get caught in the cross-fire.

Collectively, we all need to do all we can to protect children from exposure to this form of abuse.  Read more about the proposals in the Government’s press release and take part in the consultation here.  If you want to learn more about domestic abuse and the effect it has on children, sign up to our training course taking place on 21 June.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 

The Department for Education has now published the revised guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (KCSIE).  This guidance applies to all schools and is for headteachers, teachers and other school staff, as well as governing bodies, proprietors and management committees.  It sets out the legal duties to be followed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.  Please note that the guidance has been published at this stage for information only and will not come into effect until September 2018.  The guidance has been made available in advance so that preparations can be made for any changes required to local policies, procedures and safeguarding training.  Schools and colleges must continue to have regard to KCSIE 2016 until 3 September. 

Final Call!  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The LSCB is preparing for the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018.  As part of the new governance around data, we are required to gain ‘opt in’ consent to send out information relating to LSCB training, our newsletter and general safeguarding resources via e-mail.   The LSCB is on the Information Governance Commissioner (ICO) register of data controllers.  We have e-mailed those of you that are on our existing e-mail distribution lists for circulars this week.  If you haven’t yet done so, please respond, providing your consent to continue to receive this important information relating to safeguarding children and young people and our LSCB.  For new contacts, we shall be requesting consent as part of our on-line Training Nomination Form or via our Contact Form.  If consent is provided, your e-mail address will be held on a distribution list for a maximum of three years, after which it will either be destroyed or consent will be requested again.  The LSCB agree not to share the distribution list with any other body.  If you have any questions, or at any point which for your e-mail address to be removed from our circulation list, please e-mail  For further information on data protection and privacy, please view  our page on Data Protection and Privacy Statement.

LSCB Multi-Agency Training Programme 2018 – 2019 – now open for bookings!

The new LSCB Multi-Agency Training Programme for 2018 – 2019 is open for bookings.  Don’t leave it too late – check out the brochure now and see how it can support your learning and development around safeguarding.