About us

In March 2016 the Government accepted the recommendations of the Wood Report which summarised the findings of a national review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). The recommendations in the report led to a change in legislation to the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTSC).

As a result of these changes three key agencies now collectively hold new statutory responsibilities for safeguarding; namely the Local Authority (through Children and Families), Health (through NHS Leeds CCG Partnership) and West Yorkshire Police, and from 9th April we are now known as the LSCP (Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership).

The LSCP is an independent intermediary body chaired by Dr Mark Peel, and will continue the work of the LSCB, with all agencies working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Leeds.

During the transitional period, as the new safeguarding arrangements are developed and implemented, the functions of the LSCB will continue under the LSCP, including training, policies, Section 11 audits and information sharing through the monthly bulletins.


Message from the LSCP

This Board agrees and accepts that legally anyone is required to share information as necessary when a child is ‘at risk of harm’