Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are designed to help key agencies work together to ensure children are safeguarded properly. They put the former area child protection committees (ACPCs) on a statutory footing.
The core membership of LSCBs is set out in the Children Act 2004, and includes local authorities, health bodies, the police and others. The objective of LSCBs is to coordinate and to ensure the effectiveness of their member agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.