Role of the LSCB and its objectives
Last updated May 10, 2013
The LSCB is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how
the relevant organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will
co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the
locality, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.
Objective of the LSCB:
- To coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of what is done by
each person or body as represented on the Board for the purposes of
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
- Protecting children from maltreatment.
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development.
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances
consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have
optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
The core functions of the LSCB are:
- Developing policies and procedures for safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children.
- Communicating and raising awareness to persons or bodies within
the area of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of what is done by
the parties individually and collectively.
- Participating in planning and commissioning of services for
- Collecting and analysing information relating to child
- Undertaking serious case reviews and advising parties and
- Scrutinising safeguarding activities undertaken by the
Children's Trust Board and Board member partner agencies.
- Any other activities that facilitate or are conducive to the
achievement of the Board's objectives.