1. LSCB Annual Report 2016-17

    7 November, 2017

    The LSCB Annual Report for 2016-17 is available to read here and summarises how the Board, and our partners, work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in our city. This report sets out what we have been doing over the year to progress our priority areas of business: Priority Area 1: […]

  2. Welcome to Chris

    6 November, 2017

    One of the country’s leading child safeguarding experts has been appointed as the new independent chair of Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. Chris Robson has more than 30 years’ policing experience, including 10 years in safeguarding roles. He has worked as a practitioner, manager and strategic lead in some of London’s most challenging […]

  3. Staff Briefing: W&X SCR

    27 October, 2017

    Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board undertook a Serious Case Review (SCR) to evaluate multi-agency responses to vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation. It follows the deaths of two brothers, ‘W’ & ‘X,’ in Syria in 2014. They had received services from local agencies in the Brighton & Hove area before leaving […]

  4. Anti Slavery Day 2017

    18 October, 2017

    Modern slavery exists in the UK and destroys lives of men, women and children, UK nationals and those from abroad, who are exploited and subjected to a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment. On Wednesday 18 October, Anti-Slavery Day 2017, ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have released an animation to raise awareness of children trafficked […]

  5. Safeguarding Sussex Week 2017

    16 October, 2017

    Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December 2017   Since 2015 the Local Safeguarding Children Board have been working with the Safeguarding Adult’s Board and the Safe in the City Partnership to put on a week of learning events called Safeguarding the City. This year our third safeguarding week will be bigger and better than […]

  6. How do you do relationship-based practice?

    13 October, 2017

    This month sees two years since the introduction of the Team Around the Relationship in Brighton & Hove Children’s Services and the move to Social Work “Pods”. The new structure was a crucial part of whole system change to support relationship-based practice, providing containment and collaboration for social workers to enable confident practice with families. Principal Social Worker, Tom […]

  7. Focus Group: Learning from SCRs

    We have been approached by a PHD student from Sussex University to help her with research for her thesis: The systems approach to Serious Case Reviews: Has it improved learning? The researcher is looking for participants to take part in a short focus group on Thursday 9 November at 1pm, and is interested in speaking […]

  8. Universal Credit Update

    12 October, 2017

    Universal Credit will be rolled out in full in Brighton & Hove over the coming months. Universal Credit replaces Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based), Employment Support Allowance (income based), Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit. This means that most working age people who make a new claim for benefits, or have a significant change of circumstances […]

  9. World Mental Health Day

    4 October, 2017

    Tuesday 10 October 2017 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Workplace Wellbeing, raising awareness with employers about actions they can take to promote mental health in the workplace. Mental health problems at work are common. At least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Mind have some […]

  10. Introduction to Neglect eLearning

    27 September, 2017

    To help professionals in the city better understand and combat child neglect we have worked with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce an hour long interactive eLearning course.  Neglect is one of the areas of priority for the LSCB and our partner members The impact of neglect on children and young people is […]