What is the structure of Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board?
Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is made up of a Strategic Board and Executive and four Sub-Groups that are accountable to the Board. The Independent Chair of Redbridge LSCB reports to the Council’s Chief Executive. Below is a link to the Independent Chair Job Description and Person Specification:
The Board and each Sub-Group is governed by a set of rules called ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR). The work carried out by the Board and each Sub-Group is monitored by work programmes. Below is a link to the Terms of Reference for the Board:
The Executive Group, which consists of senior leaders from each of the statutory agencies has a separate Terms of Reference:
The Sub-Groups, each with their own Terms of Reference (ToR) are:
- Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) (for more information, including ToR, please view the dedicated CDOP page)
- Learning & Improvement (ToR)
- Training (ToR)
- Multi-Agency Audit Working Group (MAAWG) (ToR to follow)
- LSCB Youth Forum (ToR)
Who are the members of Redbridge LSCB?
The core membership of LSCBs is set out in the Children Act 2004, and includes local authority’s leadership, health bodies, education, police, voluntary, community and faith groups and many others.
Members of Redbridge LSCB are senior individuals within their organisation. They have a strategic role relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. They should be able to commit their organisation on policy and practice matters and hold their organisation to account.
Members of the Sub-Groups are representatives of the different partner agencies within Redbridge. They are responsible for carrying out the work of the LSCB.
You can also view the LSCB Structure Chart, along with the LBR Inter Board Governance Protocol 2014 (PDF 436KB) which details the full connectivity between the LSCB, Children’s Trust Partnership Board, Health and Well-Being Board, Community Safety Partnership and the Adult Safeguarding Board. To support joint strategic working, the LSCB Independent Chair is a member of the Health and Well-Being Board and the LSCB Business Manager is a member of the Adult Safeguarding Board. The LSCB Executive and Community Safety Partnership Board meet twice yearly to discuss safeguarding issues of mutual concerns.
All partner agency members are asked to sign a LSCB Partner Agency Agreement which outlines the expectations that the Board has on members including co-operation, commitment, confidentiality, and contribution. Members are also expected to abide by the LSCB Independent Chair ‘Need to Know’ list for partner agencies. All Board and Sub Group members are required to view the Data Protection Presentation as part of their induction and at regular intervals thereafter.
There are Induction Packs available for both new partner agency Board and Sub-Group members and also new Lay Members.
- Redbridge LSCB Partner Agency Member Induction Pack (2nd Edition, 2017) (PDF 3MB)
- Redbridge LSCB Lay Member Induction Pack (2nd Edition, 2017) (PDF 6MB)
- Redbridge LSCB Independent Chair ‘Need to Know’ for Partner Agencies 2017 (PDF 178KB)