About the NYSCB

Welcome to the web site of the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board (NYSCB)

We believe that keeping children and young people safe is everybody's business.

The Children Act 2004 requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCBs.  The role of LSCBs are:

  • to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area; and
  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) provides further guidance as to the role and responsibilities of LSCBs and the functions they undertake, including:

  • developing policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • communicating the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, raising their awareness of how this can best be done and encouraging everyone to do so
  • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of what is done by the Board partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advising them on ways to improve
  • participating in the planning of services for children, and
  • undertaking reviews of serious cases and advising Board partners on lessons to be learned.

Further information is available from:

http://www.workingtogetheronline.co.uk/chapters/chapter_three.html

With this in mind our website brings together information for children and young people, information for their families and information for anyone who works with them. It also provides an overview of the responsibilities, structure and work of North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board.

Members of the Board

For further information please see the links below:

NYSCB Consitution

Latest News

New Local Safeguarding Partnerships

The merging of the Children Safeguarding Strategy Groups (CSSGs), Local Safeguarding Adults Groups (LSAGs) and the non-operational element of the Local Delivery Team (LDT) meetings to Local Safeguarding Partnerships will be taking place come autumn 2019.

Professionals Consultation Line Extended in the East of North Yorkshire

The MAST Consultation Line has been trialling over the past three months, initial feedback from callers has been positive with the majority of users finding the calls helpful to aide decision making on next steps around children and families interventions.

Early Years Safeguarding Self Assessment Tools

The Early Years Safeguarding Self Assessment Tools, one document for childminders lone working and one document for providers who work with more than one member of staff have been updated and are now available.

CSE Awareness Day 2019

Monday 18th March marks National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day and the National Working Group (NWG) has published a range of key messages that can be used by partners and organisations. For more information about the national awareness day...

North Yorkshire Criminal Exploitation & County Lines Practice Guidance

We are delighted to share that there is now North Yorkshire Criminal Exploitation & County Lines Practice Guidance available.

New Training: NYCC Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness - Online Learning

We are pleased to share that a new Basic Online Safeguarding Training has been developed by NYCC and is now live, replacing previous packages.

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