Cumbria LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - Cumbria’s New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Children Published Today

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Cumbria’s New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Children published today

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LSCB’s are being replaced by new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements – a requirement brought in by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, Working Together 2018 and The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018.

From 29 September 2019, The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) will replace the current Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board. The new arrangements are set out in the CSCP plan which has been published today, 27 June 2019.

The new local safeguarding arrangements will be led by the three named statutory safeguarding partners, as set out in Working Together 2018: local authorities, chief officers of police, and NHS clinical commissioning groups. In Cumbria these partners are:

  • Cumbria County Council
  • Cumbria Constabulary
  • North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group.

The CSCP will continue to undertake the functions of the LSCB including the delivery of multi-agency training, carrying out multi-agency audits, undertaking reviews and publishing learning. The current LSCB policies and procedures will be adopted by the CSCP.  The current LSCB website will also remain in place, further communication will come out regarding the website in due course.

There will be opportunities between July and October 2019 for practitioners to reflect, discuss and engage with the new partnership arrangements. Further details on this will be shared via LSCB 5 minute briefing. If you are not already registered to receive these sign up here.

For more information on the new arrangements you can access a more detailed briefing note here.