Children and Young People

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

What is the LSCB and what does it do for children and young people?

Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is a group of professionals who are responsible for working together to ensure the safety of, and promote the needs of children and young people.

To find out more about how agencies working with children and young people should work together, see the Children’s Commissioners Young People’s Guide on Working Together or the Children’s Guide on Working Together, July 2018.

This website offers information and advice so that you feel safe in Redbridge.  If you have any comments, questions or queries, please contact us.

LSCB Conference 2016

In April 2016, the LSCB held a conference led by the LSCB Youth Forum.  You may be interested in reading the brief Report of the event which the young people played a starring role – based on the topic peer-on-peer sexual harassment and abuse.  Our Independent Chair has written an  open letter to schools in Redbridge sharing some of the key learning points from the conference.

Met Police Service Junior Citizenship Programme Summer 2018

The LSCB carried on sharing messages about peer-on-peer abuse in our scenario which featured in the MPS Junior Citizenship Programme.  Our story saw ‘Jo’ and ‘Taylor’s’ friendship tested when at their new senior school, ‘Jo’ is coerced into allowing his phone to be misused for sharing nude pictures by ‘Sammi’.  What we were saying was that you need to keep your phone safe, and not share it around as people may do bad things with it; choose your friendships well – people that put pressure on you to do things you are uncomfortable with or know are wrong are not true friends; and if something goes wrong and things are shared on social media that regret, get early help so that it can be taken down or photos blurred.

 

LSCB Young People’s Jargon Buster

Adults working with children and young people do sometimes use professional or technical terms without explaining them.   To help you crack the acronyms, below is our young people’s ‘jargon buster’ which includes a list of different abbreviations that you may hear from adults working in social care, education, health, probation etc.  Do take a look if you want to know what a CAF, PEP or even a TAC is.  Also, more importantly, do ask for an explanation from whoever is speaking to you so you can understand and join in the conversation!

Short Film from Just For Kids Law – ‘If I could talk to me’

Below is a link to a short film (2 minutes) made by young people to help young parent care-leavers navigate the child protection process.