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About Swindon LSCB

Safeguarding Swindon's Children Together

Swindon LSCB brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Swindon, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.

The core legislation underpinning the work of the LSCB is the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.  The LSCB’s objectives, as set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, are:

  • to co-ordinate the work of agencies to safeguard children and promote the welfare of children within Swindon
  • to ensure the effectiveness of safeguarding children in Swindon

Swindon LSCB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

LSCB Structure and Membership 2018/19

NEW - November 2017

We are looking to appoint volunteer Lay Members to the Board to:-

  • Support public engagement in local child safety issues
  • Contribute to an improved understanding of the LSCB’s child protection work in the wider community
  • Challenge the LSCB on the accessibility by the public and children and young people of its plans and procedures
  • Help to make links between the LSCB and community groups​​

If you are interested please read this additional information​ and get in touch.

Guiding Principles - Swindon LSCB believes that:

  • the welfare and safety of the child is paramount
  • we are stronger in safeguarding children if we all work together. This includes statutory and voluntary agencies and the wider communities
  • early help is a critical part of keeping children safe
  • we should support families in bringing up their children safely, engaging with them in the wider agenda for safeguarding
  • we should provide an equitable, quality service to all children and their families
  • services should be provided which are appropriate to race, religion, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation and disability
  • we need to be accountable for our actions, open to challenge, and to learn from practice in order to achieve continuous improvement
  • that procedures and processes should be open and transparent

Swindon LSCB publishes a Business Plan​​​ to outline the strategic priorities of the board.  The plan is developed on an annual basis by board members.  

Swindon LSCB has developed a Constitution to help it carry out its work.

A protocol has been agreed which sets out the distinct roles and responsibilities of the LSCB, Local Safeguarding Adults Board and Health & Wellbeing Board in Swindon, the interrelationships between them in terms of safeguarding and wellbeing, and the means to ensure effective co-ordination between the Boards.  Swindon LSCB also works closely with the Swindon Children's Trust Board.

Contact us:

You can contact Swindon LSCB or the Independent Chair of Swindon LSCB, via either of the following:

 Tel: 01793 463803  Email: LSCB@swindon.gov.uk