Every Borough should also have their own policies and procedures for safeguarding children. I am aware that London Borough of Redbridge has its own local safeguarding policy (LSCB). This board is a legal body that was established by Redbridge council as a children’s services authority under the children act 2004.
The LSCB is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments that work with children and young people in the Borough , work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children in that area.. To ensure that work is carried out in an effective manner the LSCB coordinate the work of local agencies to provide a more optimistic outcome in regards to children’s safeguarding. Redbridge works in line with the Every Child Matters programme which states that each child has a right to;
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well being
Raise awareness of safeguarding issues in the community by conducting seminars with a designated safeguarding officer in all Redbridge schools.
Monitor the success of the work that is done by the local agencies to guarantee that all practitioners and managers within a specific borough have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures, policies and requirements.
To identify multi agency success where there are concerns with regards to safeguarding issues.
To assist with the recognition of training needs and requirements across the children’s workforce.