Supporting Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards


The Government strongly agrees that LSCBs are a fundamental aspect of local multi-agency arrangements to help and protect children and young people. They occupy a central position in being able to assess the effectiveness of local help and protective services, and it is important that this role is strengthened.

C4EO can offer:

  • Data Services
  • Performance frameworks
  • Research
  • Reviews
  • Training

Ways C4EO can help:

The expectations on LSCBs are huge and C4EO is well placed to provide support to help review practice and move forward.

Specific examples of how we can help include:

a). Providing a data set that is fit for purpose:

C4EO can provide an external review of the current LSCB data set and performance reporting, with recommendations for change, ensuring that the LSCB has the information it needs to be able to monitor and improve performance.

b). Ensuring the LSCB and its members have a sound performance framework:

C4EO can help support the development of an LSCB performance framework and help to implement it, so that LSCB members are effective in understanding ‘the story behind the data’ and what they need to do about it, ensuring they are both effective and focused on the outcomes for children and families.

C4EO can also:

  • Provide challenge and improve scrutiny through an independent review of the effectiveness of LSCBs, identification of strengths, key issues needing to be addressed and development of
    action plans.
  • Develop a comprehensive and integrated quality assurance system.
  • Review the effectiveness of “early help” services in reducing the incidence of maltreatment, including range, quality and access.
  • Use national research to inform developments at the front line.
  • Facilitate training events for Board members to meet local needs, including action learning sets, local or regional workshops/conferences.

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