What is Southend LSCB?

The Southend-on-Sea Local Safeguarding Children Board's (LSCB) main role is to improve the lives of children and young people in Southend by working with the Local Authority, Health, Police, National Probation Service and local rehabilitation company, the voluntary sector and other partners on safeguarding children. We work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people within the local area.

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We work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people within the local area.

The LSCB works to ensure that children and young people are:

  • Safe from abuse, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
  • Safe and cared for

It also helps to reduce the chance of them suffering from:

  • Accidental death and injury
  • Bullying and discrimination
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour

The LSCB also develops policies and procedures relating to:

bullet point The action to be taken when there is concern for a child's wellbeing
bullet point Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children who are privately fostered
bullet point Investigating allegations made against people who work with children
bullet point Recruitment and supervision of people who work with children
bullet point Working with neighbouring authorities and their partner agencies

In addition to setting policies, LSCBs also:

bullet point Raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding children and the methods used to do so
bullet point Monitor and evaluate the success of the local authority and its partners in safeguarding
bullet point Participate in planning and improving services for children in the area
bullet point Undertaking serious case reviews and identifying lessons to be learned

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