Report of the Independent Chair of the
Southampton Local Safeguarding Children Board recommending that the
Panel receive the LSCB Report and utilise the information contained
to inform its work.
The Panel considered and noted the report of the Independent Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)introducing the LSCB Annual Report 2017-18.
Phil Bullingham, Service Lead – Safeguarding, Improvement, Governance and Quality Assurance and Hillary Brooks, Service Director of Children and Families were present and with the consent of the chair addressed the meeting.
The Panel were informed that the Independent Chair of the LSCB had been called to attend a meeting with Government Ministers and therefore could not present the LSCB Annual Report 2017-18. However, the officers present were able to outline the proposed changes to the partnership arrangements for safeguarding children and young people following the publication of statutory guidance. The Panel noted that the LSCB had, in partnership with the 4 LSCB’s across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, developed a proposal for a Pan Hampshire oversight board with the opportunity for local sub groups. The Panel were informed that any new structures would need to be in place by April 2019.
RESOLVED that the LSCB Annual Report 2017-18 would be considered at the Children and Families Scrutiny Panel in January 2019.