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Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Children Act 2004 requires each Local Authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The LSCB is a key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations in each local area will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and ensure the effectiveness of what they do.

The core functions of the LSCB are:

• developing thresholds, policies and procedures;

• communicating and raising awareness;

• monitoring and evaluation;

• participating in planning and commissioning;

• analysing information about child deaths and ensuring that there is a co-ordinated response to an unexpected death;

• undertaking Serious Case Reviews.

For more information regarding Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures go to


Created: 20/07/2016


Page last reviewed: 21/08/2017

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