Local Safeguarding Children's Board

Accountability and governance

The LSCB’s role is coordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of work done by member organisations to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, it is not accountable for the operational work. This remains with the individual organisations and services. The LSCB does not have the power to direct other organisations.

The structure of Central Bedfordshire Local Safeguarding Children Board is as follows:

  • Core Business Group which acts as an executive group to the Strategic Board, meeting in between board meetings and driving forward the business plan and monitoring its progress
  • Learning and Improvement Group, which is responsible for carrying out multi-agency audits and taking forward improvement action plans, reviewing single agency audits and monitoring the implementation of single agency section 11 audit recommendations/actions
  • Training and Development Group, which is responsible for implementing the annual LSCB training programme and developing new training courses when required, along with evaluation and monitoring the impact of training activities
  • Performance Group, which is responsible for monitoring the LSCB’s performance scorecard and highlighting to the board areas of improved performance or areas where performance has dropped and further information or assurance is needed
  • Voice of the Child Group, which is responsible for reviewing, creating, actioning and recommending processes for ensuring that the voice of the child is heard in a timely, effective and appropriate manner
  • Pan Bedfordshire Policy and Procedure Group, that is responsible for developing reviewing and updating the child protection procedures, in line with new legislation and learning obtained from case reviews and case audits
  • Pan Bedfordshire Child Sexual Exploitation and Missing Children Strategic Group, which has been responsible for developing a Pan Bedfordshire CSE strategy, now been signed off and is in the process of being implemented, taking forward the development of a CSE profile and action plan and implementing a CSE Communications Strategy

Who we are:

Phillipa Scott – Central Bedfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board Manager
0300 300 6455

Sophie Adams – Pan Bedfordshire LSCB Training Officer
0300 300 5759