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

Sexting - Youth Produced Sexual Imagery

The Government have provided guidance on Sexting in Schools, we would like to share a couple of useful documents around this topic.

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The toolkit provides guidance on developing and introducing a peer-on-peer abuse policy and a template peer-on-peer abuse policy

Safer Internet Day 2018 education packs

The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced education packs for ages 3 - 18 which include lesson plans, assemblies, posters, and other quick activities.

Keeping children safe in education: consultation on proposed changes

The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on proposed changes to its statutory guidance on keeping children safe in education.

NYSCB Chrismas Message and Office Opening

NYSCB would like to wish you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

New Briefings - Serious Case Review – Radicalisation

In partnership with North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership, North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board are holding a number of 1 hour briefings aimed at professionals working with Children and Young People within North Yorkshire.

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