Durham LSCB is a statutory body established under the Children Act 2004. It is independently chaired and consists of senior representatives of all the principle stakeholders working together to safeguard children and young people.
Durham LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 – Safeguarding Children in County Durham
The Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board has a statutory duty to prepare and publish an Annual Report which describes how our partners safeguard vulnerable children and young people in County Durham. The report gives an account of the Board’s work over the past year to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. The report describes the local governance arrangements and structure of Durham LSCB, the linkages to other strategic partnerships across County Durham and the work undertaken against the 2016-17 priorities. It also provides a brief summary of the use of restraint in secure centres, Serious Case Reviews and Child Death Reviews.
Click the link to download the Durham LSCB Annual Report 2016-17.
LSCB Annual Report for Young People 2017
The LSCB has developed an interactive version of the Annual Report for Young People 2017. This year, staff have directly engaged with over 70 young people from Durham Constabulary’s Police Cadets (spanning key stages 3-5) to act as an editor’s group; providing feedback, critique, challenge and shaping how the final document looks.
The Durham LSCB Annual Report for Young People is primarily an interactive electronic document and is best viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Each local area is required by Law to have an LSCB. The LSCB’s primary responsibility is to provide a way for local organisations that have a responsibility in respect of child welfare, to agree how they will work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in County Durham and to ensure that they do so effectively.
Durham LSCB rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted
The inspection took place in February 2016, you can download the inspection report here.