Cumbria LSCB - Subgroups

Business Group

Chair: Gill Rigg, LSCB Chair


The Business Group is led by Gill Rigg, Independent Chair of the LSCB. Members of the group include all Sub Group chairs. For details of the LSCB Sub Groups please see below:

Case Review / Child Death Overview Panel

Case Review Chair: Louise Mason-Lodge, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

Child Death Overview Panel Chair: Colin Cox, Public Health


Reviewing all deaths up to the age of 18, excluding both those babies who are stillborn and planned terminations of pregnancy carried out within the law. The group collects and collates information on each child and seeks relevant information from professionals and family members. Where a suspicion arises that neglect or abuse may have been a factor in the child’s death, referring a case back to the LSCB Chair for consideration of whether an SCR is required.

Professionals - If you would like to refer a case to the Case Review Group please complete a referral form, see Procedures (Referral for Case Review Group form).

Communications, Engagement and Participation Sub Group

Chair: Pam Hutton. East Cumbria Family Support


The Communications and Engagement group exists to provide the support, guidance, planning and delivery of communications and engagement activity for the LSCB, its sub groups and their stakeholders. The Communications and Engagement group will use the wider network offered by LSCB members to communicate and engage with the children’s workforce.

Education Sub Group

Chair: Claire Render, Wreay C of E Primary School

Remit: Support the LSCB in ensuring that education settings and providers, exercise their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Learning and Improvement Sub Group

Chair: Louise Mason-Lodge, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group


  • The group will plan, co-ordinate, commission and evaluate high quality multi-agency training to the children’s workforce.

  • The group will ensure that the learning and development provided within agencies will equip professionals to safeguard children.

  • Contribute to the development of staff and organisations on a multi-agency basis.

Performance Management and Quality Assurance Sub Group

Chair: Richard Simpson, Barnardos


To establish and maintain the basket of multi-agency key performance indicators and quality measures to monitor our strategic objectives.

Reporting to the Performance Management and Quality Assurance Sub Group are three locality based Quality Assurance Groups (QAGs). The QAGs provide regular and robust challenge and scrutiny, to identify good practice, effectively challenge partners on quality and improve outcomes for children and young people in Cumbria.

QAG Chairs:

Mel Baxendale, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust (West QAG)
Elizabeth Curtis, Children and Family Services (South QAG)
David Pattinson, Cumbria Constabulary (North & Eden QAG)

Policy and Procedures Sub Group

Chair: Melanie Baxendale, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust


To commission and recommend for approval by the LSCB, Policies and Procedures that result in effective multi-agency working together to safeguard and protect the children and young people of Cumbria.

The Safeguarding Hub Programme Board

Chair: Deborah Evans, Children and Family Services

Remit: Set the strategic vision, operation model, deliverables and direction for the Multi-agency safeguarding Hub.

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