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The Children Act 2004 places a duty on every local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The Government’s Statutory Guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) defines safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

This is to enable those children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully

The Brighton & Hove LSCB brings together local agencies that have a shared responsibility for promoting well-being and keeping children in Brighton & Hove safe. It agrees how these different agencies and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children and has a role in making sure that arrangements work effectively to bring about good outcomes for children.

Brighton & Hove’s LSCB has an independent chair: Graham Bartlett, and membership consists of senior representatives from statutory and voluntary sector agencies in accordance with Working Together 2015:

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (Children and Families, Education Services, Youth Offending);
  • Brighton &  Hove Clinical Commissioning Group;
  • Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust;
  • Community and Voluntary Sector Forum;
  • Domestic Violence Forum;
  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services.
  • Kent, Surrey & Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Lay Members
  • National Probation Service.
  • NHS England (Surrey and Sussex)
  • Schools Representatives;
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service;
  • Sussex Police;
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


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