2006 was a landmark year for all agencies working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children with the setting up of Local Safeguarding Children Boards under the provisions of the Children Act 2004.
The background to the formation of LSCBs is the shared objective to improve the well being and outcomes for all children. The work of the LSCB has a particular focus on the ‘stay safe’ outcome. Ensuring that work by all agencies to protect children from harm is properly co-ordinated and effective is the key goal of the LSCB.
Bournemouth & Poole LSCB
The establishment of a joint Bournemouth and Poole LSCB from April 2006 demonstrates the commitment to partnership working at all levels, both between agencies and across local authority areas. The Board acknowledges the high level of commitment of statutory agencies and the voluntary and community sector in working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It also acknowledges the professionalism and dedication of all staff working to protect children from harm and improve outcomes for children and families across Bournemouth and Poole.
Bournemouth and Poole LSCB also work closely with Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) in order to better safeguard children and young people across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. To access the website for DSCB, please click here
Our vision is that everyone will work together to ensure that all children and young people in Bournemouth and Poole are safe, and feel safe within their homes and communities.
The overall aims of the Board are:
- To coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area, and
- To ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for these purposes
(Section 14 Children Act 2004)
(LSCB Business Manager)
(LSCB Independent Chair)