LSCB News: 8 December 2016
LSCB Training Programme – Safeguarding Children and Young People from Neglect
Spaces are still available on the two remaining dates for Neglect Training being delivered as part of the LSCB Training Programme. The course is running on 10 January 2017 and 14 Mach 2017. To find out more about the learning objectives see the training flyer. To book a place, please complete the on-line Nomination Form. The course only costs £40 (free for voluntary and community sector groups) and is an excellent opportunity to develop your understanding and skills around neglect as well as meet with professionals from different agencies and gain new perspective on roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children.
Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation – County Lines
A second report from the National Crime Agency (NCA), published on 17 November 2016, has evidenced that ‘county lines’ is becoming more of a concern. County lines is the growing practice of gangs exploiting vulnerable children and adults at risk of abuse (including those with mental illness or learning disabilities) in order to facilitate the running of street level drug dealing and to spread their networks out across the country from London and other large conurbations. Whilst much of the activity to address this will concern policing, the action plan being developed will also address what needs to be done to raise awareness and develop resilience across key sectors – which include the health including mental health services, adult safeguarding, emergency departments and sexual health clinics.
Support for families with children with disabilities: Redbridge Information, Advice and Support Service (RIASS)
Do you or someone you know need help in relation to special educational needs or a disability? RIASS offer free, impartial information, advice and support to parents/carers and young people (0 to 25 years old) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) living in Redbridge. What help you can get and how long you can receive help for is different for each individual and RIASS tailor services to meet specific needs. This might include face-to-face meetings, contact by telephone, or email. RIASS can offer information, advice and support on a range of issues including SEND Support in Redbridge, local parent support groups, individual case work and support with appeals relating to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. Read more about RIASS on our pages for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals or download the flyer.
Welcome to our new LSCB Quality Assurance Manager!
Andrea Barrell joins us today as our new permanent Quality Assurance Manager. Andrea will be leading on our programme of multi-agency audits, including the upcoming Section 11 Audit and chairing the Multi-Agency Audit Working Group. Andrea can be contacted via
or on 020 8708 5226.
Ofsted Inspection of Redbridge Children’s Social Care and Review of Redbridge LSCB – Report Published
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Ofsted Report from the inspection of services for children in need of help, protection, children looked after and care leavers and the Redbridge LSCB. Both Redbridge Children’s Services and the LSCB received an overall grading of ‘good’. In relation to the LSCB, Ofsted state “This is a good Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) that provides effective and robust challenge to partner agencies in order that they provide sound, co-ordinated services for children, young people and families in Redbridge.” This is an apt conclusion from the inspection and a reflection of the commitment that our partner agencies and other stakeholders have to the LSCB and safeguarding children, young people and their families in Redbridge. On behalf of the Independent Chair, John Goldup, thank you all for your ongoing involvement with the LSCB and for your engagement during the inspection process. The full report can be read on the Ofsted website.