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The LSCB Annual Report and Business Plan

It is a statutory requirement that LSCB’s publish an annual report on the effectiveness of child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area. The report should provide a rigorous and transparent assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services. This year’s report details the progress and achievements made on the LSCB’s four priorities for 2015-18: tackling child exploitation; domestic abuse; safeguarding in schools; and online safety. This year the LSCB has also produced a separate ‘Safeguarding Context’ document which provides a summary of key safeguarding performance information.

LSCB Annual Report 2017-18

LSCB Annual Report 2017-18 – Safeguarding Context

Our Chair, Reg Hooke states:

“The report is set out in a clear and logical way that I believe presents the reader with an easy to follow account of the complexity and diversity of safeguarding children in East Sussex, and then of the work, and impact, of the Board.

The report shows both emerging challenges and progress made in understanding the risk to groups of children, especially those who are new on the safeguarding radar. These include child asylum seekers, children educated at home and those in language schools. The report also shows significant progress in our priority areas, namely in tackling child sexual exploitation, firmly embedding safeguarding practice in schools, raising awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on children and offering a number of links to resources for staying safe online. Our commitment to listen to children and young people is central to how we seek to improve.”

Previous year’s Annual Reports

LSCB Annual Report 2016 -2017 and LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 Executive Summary

LSCB Annual Report 2015-16

LSCB Annual Report 2014-15