Local Safeguarding Bodies

Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB)

Every local authority has a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), and their roles and responsibilities are set out in the government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006).

They are responsible for the local arrangements for protecting children and young people, and provide guidelines for child protection. Where there is any conflict between the LSCB guidance and that given by another organisation such as a sport governing body,  the LSCB procedures will take precedence.  Further information about LSCB best practice is available on the Dept of Education’s Website.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Where someone has concerns relating to anyone who holds a position of trust or responsibility for children or young people, these can be discussed with and reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).  The NSPCC provides an up to date list of these by Local Authority