About the Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board
Safeguarding the most vulnerable children in Leicester has always been a priority for our organisations and all partners. In 2019/20 we have strengthened our partnership arrangements to safeguard children.
The Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board has been established to oversee the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children arrangements in response to the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and as required by the government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. These arrangements build on the strong foundation of the Local Safeguarding Children Board that they replace.
As a partnership board we will provide leadership and joint accountability for the protection, support and representation of those in greatest need.
We will be continuing to make sure that effective systems are in place to protect children from abuse and to prevent impairment to children’s health and development. We want to be sure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. We will ensure that action takes place to continue to improve practice and to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes.
The partnership board commenced on 29th September 2019. During the first six months the processes and working arrangements will be under review while some areas of work are being developed.
Publicity and awareness raising information that reference the LSCB will remain valid until these are replaced by updated versions.
The Leicester Multi-agency Safeguarding Arrangements published in June 2019 can be found here.