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

Updated Vulnerability Checklist

Some minor amendments have been made to the Vulnerability Checklist which was released in September 2018.

School Safeguarding Audit Tool 2018-19

We are pleased to share the School Safeguarding Audit Tool 2018-19 for all schools to complete and return no later than Friday 29th March 2019.

Criminal Exploitation & County Lines

Criminal exploitation of children and young people (many of whom are vulnerable) is an issue nationally and it is happening in North Yorkshire too.

Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism in Education Settings

Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism in Education Settings Practice Guidance has now been published.

New and Updated Practice Guidance Out Now

New Substance Misuse in Parents and updated Safer Recruitment practice guidance for professionals is now available.

School Sample Child Protection Policy 2018

We are pleased to share the updated School Sample Child Protection Policy 2018

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