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

NYSCB Annual Report 2017-18

We are pleased to share the 2017-18 NYSCB Annual Report

Revised Vulnerability Checklist

All agencies working within North Yorkshire Children’s Trust and North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board have a responsibility to address the needs of children and young people in their area.

Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report 2017-2018

The Child Death Overview Panel must prepare a report annually outlining the work that they have undertaken and most importantly, lessons learned and actions taken to reduce future harm to children.

Dangers and consequences of carrying knives and weapons

Across the country, 7 out of 10 young people who end up in A&E with a knife injury have been stabbed with their own knife. By carrying a blade, people are putting themselves at risk.

NYSCB Developments in Safeguarding: Managers' Masterclass

Spaces are now availabe for our popular Managers' Masterclasses in December...

Information Sharing for Professionals

Information Sharing is a highly important element of work for all professionals working to safeguard children and young people...

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