Welcome to the Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) webpages.
Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 requires each Local Authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCBs.
Statutory objectives and functions of LSCBs
Section 14 of the Children Act 2004 sets out the objectives of LSCBs, which are:
(a) to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area; and
(b) to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.
Sefton LSCB is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how organisations in the borough will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Sefton, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do. Its purpose is to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the board for the purpose of safegaurding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Sefton.
Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children is defined within Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE) 2015 as:
"Working in partnership to keep children and young people safe"