What is Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board?
All organisations and professionals have a duty to keep children safe. If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please contact Redbridge Council. Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a statutory body established by the Council as a children’s services authority, under the Children Act 2004.
What do we do?
We are responsible for ensuring that all agencies who work with children and young people in Redbridge work together to promote the welfare and safety of children in the local area. We co-ordinate the work of local agencies and ensure that this work is carried out in an effective way.
How do we do this?
We work in partnership with local agencies to:
- produce policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Redbridge
- plan services for children in the local area
- raise awareness of safeguarding issues in the community
- monitor the effectiveness of the work that is done by local agencies
- undertake Serious Case Reviews when a child dies or is seriously injured through abuse or neglect
- collect and analyse data about all child deaths in Redbridge
The Redbridge LSCB endorses and works within the London Child Protection Procedures.
What should you do if you have concerns about a child’s welfare?
If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please telephone Redbridge Council on:
- 020 8708 3885 from 9.00am to 5.00pm
- 020 8708 5897 (after 5.00pm and weekends)
Your concerns will be properly considered and acted upon by a senior officer.
For immediate help ring the police on 999.
Please follow us on Twitter @RedbridgeLSCB
Children and Social Work Act 2017
An independent review, known as the ‘Wood Review’, into the effectiveness of LSCBs was undertaken throughout 2015 and as a result, there are changes in the legislative requirement for an LSCB, the way in which Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) are managed which have been incorporated into the Children and Social Work Act 2017. Below are some useful links to documents from the Review, the new Act and a link to the DfE consultation on a new draft Strategy Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children, due to be published in Spring 2017.
- Wood Report – Review of the role and functions of LSCBs, March 2016;
- Government’s Response to Wood Report, May 2016;
- AILCs – The Government Review of LSCBs – Presentation – 2016 (PDF 455KB.
- Children and Social Work Act 2017
- DfE Consultation – Working Together to Safeguard Children – Revisions to Statutory Guidance – consultation ends on 31 December 2017