Here is a report from Graham Phillips  our new sector representative on the Local Safeguarding Children's Board 

Local Safeguarding Children’s board (LSCB)

May Report

 

The LSCB is a statutory body responsible for overseeing those responsible for

safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to ensure the effectiveness of what is done in Cheshire East. It brings together professionals and volunteers to improve the protection of children and young people.

 

What is your organisation's experience of our local public sector ? We are talking here about our local Council, health bodies such as the local Clincial Commissioning groups, the Fire Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner 

Do you have anything to get off your chest about the way in which decisions are being taken in these organisations  , or about how local services are being run ?

What is the impact on those your charity is set up to help ?

Message from Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Board Lay Member ; Sam

 

The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board meets every two months and is made up of senior personnel from both statutory and voluntary agencies to oversee the work of those agencies where they are engaged with the care of or education and development of children and young people.

The principal responsibility of the board is to ensure that every agency has the safeguarding of children at the forefront of their operations.

Message from Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Board Lay Member ; Sam

 

The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board meets every two months and is made up of senior personnel from both statutory and voluntary agencies to oversee the work of those agencies where they are engaged with the care of or education and development of children and young people.

The principal responsibility of the board is to ensure that every agency has the safeguarding of children at the forefront of their operations.

 

Message from Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Board Lay Member ; Sam

 

The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board meets every two months and is made up of senior personnel from both statutory and voluntary agencies to oversee the work of those agencies where they are engaged with the care of or education and development of children and young people.

The principal responsibility of the board is to ensure that every agency has the safeguarding of children at the forefront of their operations.

 Sam is a Lay member of our Local Safeguarding Children's Board and has written this blog about the work of the Board . He will be providing an update here  for Voice members after every Board meeting 

 

The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board meets every two months and is made up of senior personnel from both statutory and voluntary agencies to oversee the work of those agencies where they are engaged with the care of or education and development of children and young people.

I was interested to read the latest survey results from Clinks in the 2015 edition of the State of the Sector report. In particular, a number of organisations stated they are ‘relying on their reserves’ particularly when involved with PbR contracts (Payment by Results) putting them at risk of closure, and that the majority of organisations do not receive full cost recovery on contracts they deliver.

I went to see the ‘Who Do You See?’ exhibition at Parachute (Drop – in group for people with learning disabilities in Macclesfield). Some powerful images and messages were expressed by people who attend the group, like….:

Treat me nicely like a normal person.”

“Be patient with each other.  It would be better.  We’re only here for a short time.”

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