Welcome to LSCB
Safeguarding the Children and Young People of Liverpool
Liverpool's Multi Agency Neglect Strategy 2014 - 2016
The impact of neglect on children and young people is enormous. Neglect causes great distress to children, leading to poor health,educational and social outcomes and is potentially fatal. Lives are destroyed, children’s abilities to make secure attachments are affected and their ability to attend and attain at school is reduced.Their emotional health and well-being is often compromised and this impacts on their success in adulthood and their ability to parent in the future.The purpose of this document is to set out the strategic aims and objectives of Liverpool’s approach to tackling neglect. This strategy also identifies key principles under which work around neglect should beundertaken and identifies key priority areas of work in order to improve Liverpool’s response to neglect.
Liverpool's Multi Agency Neglect Strategy 2014 - 2014
NEW Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework
Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) ‘Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework’ has been designed with partners from across the Children’s Trust and the LSCB to ensure that children’s needs are responded to at an appropriate level and in a timely way. This guidance should be seen as overarching guidance for the whole of the children and young people’s workforce within Liverpool. It is a guide for all agencies, professionals and volunteers, to consider how best to meet the needs of individual children. This document replaces the previous LSCB ‘Threshold Guidance Aid to Assessment’ document. The name of the guidance has been changed to place greater emphasis on responding to ‘levels of Need’ and specifically focus on improving outcomes for children at the earliest opportunity, through effective partnership working with families and partner agencies.
Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework
Working Together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. March 2013
Click here to view the document.
- Liverpool's Multi Agency Neglect Strategy 2014 - 2016
- Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework
Howard Cooper CBE
Hello and welcome to the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) website. We hope you will find it helpful.
Liverpool SCB and all its members believe that Families keep Children Safe but sometimes they need some help to do this from professionals. It is our role to ensure that when professionals work with Families to Safeguard Children the work is done to a high standard and we all work well together to give Children and their Families the best service possible.
I have over 40 years experience of working with children. I taught in secondary schools across Merseyside and served as a headteacher. A significant part of my career has been in leading educational improvement and wider children's services. I was the founding Director of Children's Services in Wirral and led the authority to OFSTED judgements of Outstanding. I have chaired the Wirral Safeguarding Children Board, the Youth Justice Management Board , the Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board and currently hold the position of LSCB Chair for St. Helens in addition to that of Liverpool.
"There is nothing more important than keeping our children safe. I have been very impressed by the closeness of the relationships between professionals serving children in Liverpool and I am looking forward to making a contribution to this vital work."