The Children Act 2004 requires every local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board, more commonly referred to as LSCB. The LSCB is the key statutory mechanism for ensuring co-operation across all agencies working with children and young people in the locality.
In November 2008, Redbridge LSCB held their first Development Day at which members felt that we should have a simple statement of what we are really about. The following was agreed:
“Every member of Redbridge LSCB believes that every child and young person has the right to feel safe, secure, loved and well cared. We believe that this is essential to enable children to develop healthily, to learn and achieve, to acquire self-confidence and to reach their full potential. This will help them to grow up into well-adjusted adults.
We are determined to secure this aim for every child and young person in Redbridge.
We can only do this when safeguarding truly is everyone in Redbridge’s business.”
Statement of Intent
- Redbridge LSCB will work towards keeping children and young people in Redbridge safe from harm. We will support staff, families and carers in achieving this aim.
- Redbridge LSCB will ensure relevant organisations in Redbridge co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
- Redbridge LSCB will seek the views of children and young people in order for Redbridge to be a place where all children and young people feel safe and valued.