About Cumbria LSCB

The Role of Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

In order to provide effective scrutiny the LSCB is an independent body as defined in Working Together 2015this external link will open in a new window. It should not be subordinate to, nor subsumed within other local structures.

Through the Board structure the LSCB provides the strategic and operational direction of safeguarding and continuous monitoring of performance in Cumbria. The Board produces a three-year Business Plan and an Annual Report.

The Board provides funding for an Independent LSCB Chair, Gill Rigg, who provides leadership to the Board via effective chairing of meetings and representation of the LSCB in the public domain.

Our Vision

The Vision for the LSCB was agreed in March 2014 and is the result of work undertaken by the Communication, Engagement and Participation Sub Group with  front-line staff from across the partnership:

‘We are working together to keep children and young people safe in Cumbria’

The LSCB Board has agreed a new set of priorities for its 2017-20 Business Plan;

  1. Resilient Children and Young People

  2. Excellent systems of Prevention and Protection

  3. Well-developed and Supported Workforce 

LSCB Ofsted Report

An Ofsted inspection, of Children’s Services in March 2015, included a review of the LSCB.

The LSCB was judged as ‘Requires Improvement’.

The whole report is available on the Ofstedthis external link will open in a new window website but included below is the section on the Cumbria LSCB.

Cumbria LSCB welcomes this report as external validation of progress made so far with the development of the LSCB. The areas for development have been incorporated into the LSCB Business Plan 2015-18 and progress will be monitored through the LSCB Business Group.

LSCB Ofsted Report 2015this external link will open in a new window

Cumbria LSCB Endorsement and Quality Assurance

The LSCB will now endorse other agency or organisations training.  If you would like to discuss this please contact the LSCB Office.

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