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

Safeguarding Week - We can all play a part in spotting and reporting abuse

The need for everyone to play a part in helping to spot abuse in its many forms was the key message from a York and North Yorkshire conference that brought together professionals working to safeguard children and adults.

Changes in how to access Comprehensive Child Protection Pathway Training

As of the 1st October, NYSCB Partners will be able to access the CCPP course via North Yorkshire Education Services http://smartsolutions.northyorks.gov.uk

Safeguarding Week - Everyone can help to spot the signs of abuse

Abuse can happen to anyone and can take many different forms – which is why the theme of this year’s safeguarding awareness week from 9 to 13 October is ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’.

Consulation launched on Self-Harm Pathways

As part of the Developing Excellence in Local Public Health (DELPH), a sector led improvement programme that all the Directors of Public Health in Yorkshire and Humber are signed up to, we would like to review the current self-harm pathway...

New Graphic Novel for young people to focus on on-line propaganda and extreamist grooming

Hurt By Hate Graphic Novel aims to raise awareness of the potential impact of on-line propaganda and extremist grooming on young people, across North Yorkshire and York.

NSPCC Understanding links child abuse, animal abuse and domestic violence

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