Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      13 August 2019

Information for Parents/Carers on Child Protection Conferences

There is a new page on the website specifically for parents and carers whose child has become the subject of a Child Protection Conference.

LSCB Newsletter – Summer Edition

The Summer Edition of the LSCB Newsletter is now available to download.  Enjoy!

Consultation with Redbridge Schools

The Redbridge LSCB agreed as one of its safeguarding children and young people priorities for 2019 – 2020 that it would provide support to schools and other education providers in Redbridge.  In order to provide support that is relevant, the Board needs to ensure that schools are given the opportunity to say what they think would be helpful.  If you work in a Redbridge school, please do participate by completing the on-line questionnaire.  It is only five questions.  The closing date is 1 September.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Children in Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge

Following the changes in legislative requirements for local safeguarding children arrangements in the Children and Social Work Act 2017, and subsequent publication in July last year of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, the statutory safeguarding partners (police, local authority and clinical commissioning group) across Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, have been working together to develop a new plan for going forward.  The plan, which includes the vision, shared safeguarding principles, tiers of activity, the partnership structure and plans for independent scrutiny,  is published below.   We look forward to working more closely across borough boundaries and providing an even more robust strategic oversight of the safeguarding of children and young people in this part of London.

Child Death Review System – Local Plan

The new local arrangements for implementing the Child Death Review (CDR) System have been agreed across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and are published below.

The above arrangements replace the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP).  For further information during the transition phase, please contact the CDOP Administrator via 020 8708 3455 or e-mail nem-tr.CDOP@nhs.net .

LSCB Safeguarding Priorities 2019 – 2020

At its meeting in May, the Board agreed the following safeguarding priorities as a framework for its work over 2019 – 2020:

  • Safeguarding adolescents;
  • Supporting school and other education settings;
  • Learning from practice; and
  • Learning from families.

You can read about each of these in the document below:

Give us your views on safeguarding children and young people

We have added two surveys onto our website, one for young people and one for parents/carers about their safeguarding concerns in Redbridge for children and young people. This will help to inform the work we do with our partner agencies to improve outcomes.