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What is the structure of the ERSCB?

East Riding Safeguarding Children Board and subgroups all operate on a multi-agency basis. ERSCB is not a provider of services but is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. All subgroups will be chaired by a member of the Management, Evaluation and Effectiveness Group and will ensue there is connectivity to all of the Board’s activities and the work of other subgroups.

ERSCB Governance Structure (pdf opens in a new window 385kb)

All Board activity is underpinned by the Learning and Improvement Framework.

Learning and Improvement Framework (pdf opens in a new window 601kb)



The statutory functions of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board are to:

  • develop local policies and procedures as specified in the regulations for how the different organisations will work together on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;

  • communicate the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and participate in local planning;

  • undertake a Serious Case Review where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected, a child has died, or been seriously harmed, and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child;

  • review the deaths of all children who are normally resident in their area and put in place procedures to ensure that there is a coordinated response by relevant organisations to an unexpected death of a child.StatutoryGuidance on Learning and Improvementsets out the process that must be followed when undertaking these reviews and Serious Case Reviews;

  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of what is done by partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advise them on ways to improve. This should include as a minimum:

  1. assessing the effectiveness and impact of the help being provided to children and families, including early help;
  2. quality assuring practice for example through joint audits of case files involving practitioners and identifying lessons to be learned.
  • assess whether Board partners are fulfilling their statutory obligations under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and parallel duties and asking Board partners to self-evaluate;

  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training, including multi-agency training, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;

  • produce and publish an annual report on the effectiveness of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area. The purpose of this report is to ask whether safeguarding arrangements are working, and if not, why not. It should provide local partners and the public with a rigorous and transparent assessment of the performance of local services.Once published the annual report should be submitted to the chief executive and leader of the council, the local police and crime commissioner and the chair of the health and wellbeing board.

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