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About ERSCB

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is:

  • the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect;

  • preventing impairment of their health and development;

  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;

  • to enable children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.

What is a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)?

Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCBs. Section 14 sets out the objectives of LSCBs, which are:

  • 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;

  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.    

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What is the role of the ERSCB?

  • to scrutinise local arrangements and to have a separate identity and an independent voice;  

  • it should not be subordinate to, nor subsumed within, other local structures in a way that might compromise it;

  • 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;

  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

A copy of the ERSCB Constitution can be found here:


ERSCB Constitution 2016 (pdf 496kb opens in a new window)

 

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ERSCB Annual Report

 

Working Together 2015 states that the Chair of the LSCB must publish an annual report on the effectiveness of child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area. The annual report should be published in relation to the preceding financial year and should fit with local agencies' planning, commissioning and budget cycles.

 

The report should provide a rigorous and transparent assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services. It should identify areas of weakness, the causes of those weaknesses and the action being taken to address them as well as other proposals for action.

 

You can download our most recent annual report here:

ERSCB Annual Report 2016/17 (pdf 761kb opens in a new window)

 

 

 

 

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ERSCB Business Plan 2014-2016

 

The ERSCB Business Plan has been informed by our assessment of local safeguarding services, as highlighted in the Annual Report 2014-15. The plan sets out the Board's priorities which meet our statutory duty.

 

As well as challenging our partners in terms of their effectiveness in safeguarding children, we hope to promote multi-working, learning and an increased focus on early intervention.

 

Our Business Plan can be downloaded below:

 


ERSCB Business Plan 2011-16 updated Sept 2016 (pdf 756kb opens in a new window) 

 

Links to other plans and policies

 

The Children’s Trust Board is a partnership of organisations responsible for the delivery of services to children, young people and families. It covers the work of organisations at every level, from the development of an overall children and young people’s plan to the day to day delivery of integrated services.

 

In December 2013, the East Riding Children’s Trust approved the East Riding Children and Young People's Plan for 2013 - 2016.
 

 

East Riding Children and Young People’s Plan for 2013 – 2016 (pdf 903kb opens in new window)

 

Further information on the Children’s Trust can be found on the main East Riding of Yorkshire Council website:

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council - What is the East Riding Children's Trust? (external council website)