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LSCB News:       27 July 2016

Newsletter – Summer Edition!

The LSCB Newsletter – Summer Edition has now been published.  This edition includes a useful section on keeping babies and small children safe when outdoors across the summer months, a ‘service highlight’ on our new partners, Barnardo’s, updates on our priorities and training information.  Do also read the introduction by our Independent Chair, John Goldup, who shares that he is stepping down from the LSCB for a few months to take up the role of Director of Children’s Services in London Borough of Redbridge.  Our Vice Chair, Gladys Xavier, Deputy Director for Public Health, will be covering from August.

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) – New resource

Research in Practice (RiP), in partnership with the University of East Anglia and Warwick University, has launched a new open-access website which includes resources relating to the DfE Report “Pathways to Harm, Pathways to Protection: The Triennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews, 2011 – 2014″, published by the DfE in 2014, which analyses nearly 300 SCRs.

The website provides access to the full report, the executive summary, and introductory video, and five individual practice briefings which outline key findings for LSCBs, social workers and family support workers, policy and criminal justice agencies, health practitioners and education practitioners.  There is also access via the website to a recorded webinar on the report which took place a few weeks ago, led by Marion Brandon and Peter Sidebotham, report authors.



The NSPCC Support Line can now provide support and advice to parents who are concerned about risks to their children of radicalisation.  Call 0808 800 5000 or e-mail

They have also published guidance for parents on safe use by children of the Pokémon Go app.  Potential risks to children include meeting people they don’t know, physical risk, costly purchases and access to personal data that could then be used to exploit.

Safeguarding Children: Effective work with parents who use resistance and disguised compliance

CareKnowledge have published a Working with Parents – Resistance and Disguised Compliance, written by Professor Brian Littlechild, which discussed what is known about parents who use resistantce and disguised complaince and looks at how child protection practitioners and their agencies can best understand and respond to such behaviours in order to improve the safeguarding children who might not otherwise be effectively protected.

LSCB are now on Facebook!

The Redbridge LSCB have joined Facebook.  Do visit and ‘like’ our page.

We Are Redbridge Community Day – Save the date!

An exciting free community event, organised by Redbridge CVS, is being held on 25 August from 11:00 to 14:00 in and around the Town Hall in the High Road.  More information is available on the poster.  Do share with all your contacts in Redbridge.  The LSCB will be there with a stall and there will be information and guidance on staying safe on line.

LSCB Job Shadowing Scheme is launched!

As part of taking forward learning and improvement in the area of safeguarding children and young people, the LSCB have launched a new Job Shadowing Scheme, available across partner agencies.  For more information, see the relevant page on the website.  From here you will be able to request a shadowing experience following approval from your Line Manager.  Do find out more about this initiative which will support understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of agencies and professionals working with children, young people and their families and also contribute to your CPD.

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.