Dr David Sanders is the newly appointed Independent Chair of
Sefton LSCB. David will chair both the Children and Adult
Safeguarding Boards in Sefton. David has a career background
working in public services which has included holding the positions
of Strategic Director Community (with responsibility for Children’s
Services, Housing and Adult Social Services and Leisure, Culture
and Adult Learning) and Chair of Regional Partnership North West.
He currently works as a freelance consultant and adviser across a
range of organisations, and has extensive experience and ongoing
involvement in safeguarding related work. David currently Chairs
the LSCB for both Newham and Lambeth.
Regarding his appointment, David said "I'm delighted to have
been appointed Independent Chair of both the Adults and Children’s
Safeguarding Boards. I am aware of the very good foundation on
safeguarding that has been established in Sefton and I look forward
to working with colleagues across the service and other agencies to
further develop and improve Sefton’s appointment. In the nineties I
worked for Knowsley MBC and lived in Merseyside for over 10 years
and so have a real affinity for the area. The warmth and welcome
from a whole range of colleagues reflects the positive Merseyside
culture and emphasised the collective commitment to meeting
the challenges of safeguarding adults and children in Sefton. I
look forward to contributing to that process and working together
to improve outcomes for all."
Sefton LSCB Strategic Plan
We are currently in the process of consulting with partners on
the priorities contained within the draft LSCB Strategic Plan.
Priorities were proposed at the Sefton LSCB Away Day held in
February 2013 and the drafting of the plan has been around these
This is a partnership plan and we would welcome your views as we
want this to be a truly inclusive process resulting in a strategic
plan that is owned and understood by the Board and wider
partnerships. You are free to circulate wider within your own
agency/organisation with comment either collated or responded
directly back to the LSCB Business Manager – Martin Kilpatrick.
Things to note within the draft plan are that:
- Timescales will need to be agreed by the wider partnership or
individual sub-groups as appropriate
- Some of the performance data under Sefton’s profile may need to
be updated/added to
- We need strong links to any other work that may be going on in
your organisation/agency around safeguarding children and young
people so can you please advise us of anything that you think is
- These are just our initial thoughts so we may have missed
something or this going to be a difficulty in achieving an action
please tell us
A separate consultation will be run with children and young
people to gather their views and inform the proposed priorities in
the draft plan.
The deadline for feedback back is close of play Monday
10th June 2013.
Feedback to be e-mailed to email@example.com.
View the Sefton LSCB Strategic Plan
2013-2020 Draft. 747
Please find below the link to the latest LSCB Newsletter for
Spring. We will be producing a quarterly LSCB Newsletter and would
welcome any comments, or articles for future editions.
Sefton LSCB Newsletter – Spring
Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report
Please find below the link to the latest CDOP Annual Report.
CDOP Annual Report
Serious Case Reviews
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are responsible for
undertaking Serious Case Reviews. The purpose of SCRs is to
establish what lessons are to be learned from the case about the
way in which local professionals and organisations work
individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of
In Sefton it is the LSCB Critical Incident Panel that considers
whether to undertake a Serious Case Review.
In all Serious Case Reviews, the Executive Summary is made
public, it includes as a minimum, information about the review
process, key issues arising from the case and recommendations which
have been made. The content is anonymised in order to protect the
confidentiality of relevant family members and others. The LSCB has
a responsibility to provide relevant information to those with a
An executive summary of each serious case review is made
available online to the public.
Executive Summary Child
1 (published August 2010) 128
Government Equalities Office Factsheet - Female Genital
Mutilation (June 2009)
The factsheet aims to raise awareness about FGM and thus help prevent
this illegal and cruel practice. It explains what FGM is, who is most likely to
be affected by it and why some communities wrongly justify this
practice. It also provides guidance on how to identify those at
risk and where to find information, services and useful
View the Female Genital Mutilation
Effectiveness of the New Local Safeguarding Children Boards in
England (June 2009)
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) were established
under the Children Act 2004 and have responsibility for
co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of the work of partner
bodies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. LSCB
functions include: the development of policies and procedures for
safeguarding children; planning services for children in the
authority; reviewing all child deaths; undertaking serious case
reviews and monitoring the effectiveness of what is done (Local
Safeguarding Children Board Regulations, 2006, Section 5).
View details of the Effectiveness of the
New Local Safeguarding Children Boards in England - Interim
Exemplars of LSCB Effective Practice (July 2008)
Following 'Local Safeguarding Children Boards: A Review of
Progress' published in June 2007, the DCSF committed to gathering
and sharing good practice examples.
View the Exemplars of LSCB Effective Practice (July
Last updated on 5/10/2013