The Children & Social Work Act 2017 [here] and the accompanying Working Together 2018 statutory guidance (here] replaces Local Safeguarding Children Boards with new arrangements led by the local authority, the police and clinical commissioning group to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The safeguarding arrangements cover the geographical footprint of the local authority although some existing arrangements, such as those for child death, will continue to be carried out on a pan-Berkshire basis.
The new arrangements in the Royal Borough were published on 25th June 2019 and are available below. They will be implemented over the coming months so that they are fully in place by September 2019 after which the Local Safeguarding Children Board will cease to exist.
The new arrangements build on the achievements of the Windsor & Maidenhead Local Safeguarding Children Board, holding each other to account and ensuring safeguarding remains a priority. They will focus on ensuring the best safeguarding practice across the Royal Borough by providing clear, consistent and high quality advice and information to everyone either working or caring for children and young people to provide a more holistic response to safeguarding issues within families.
We will be making changes and improvements to this website which you will see later in the year.
The safeguarding partners are looking forward to working in the new arrangements and are confident they will make a difference to children, young people, their families and carers. If you have any questions after reading the proposals or would like more information please email LSCB@RBWM.gov.uk .