Harrow SCB Overview Report and Executive Summary SCR Child R:
Between December 2013 and January 2015 Harrow Safeguarding Children Board conducted a Serious Case Review about a young man, who died as a result of taking a combination of drugs after he had gone missing from a care placement. He is referred to in this report as Child R. Deborah Lightfoot, who was my predecessor as the safeguarding children board chair decided that there should be a Serious Case Review in order to ensure that agencies had an opportunity to learn lessons from this very sad death. This report presents the full findings of the review.
Harrow Safeguarding Children Board
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Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a statutory body which co-ordinates, monitors and challenges its partner agencies in safeguarding children in Harrow.
The Children Act 2004 (S13) required that children's services authorities establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board for their area. The statutory guidance document Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 (HM Government) sets out how this should be done. Most agencies and organisations that provide services to adults and children must make arrangements to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of children (Children Act 2004 Section 11 and Education Act 2002 Section 175 (c.32)). This also applies to any services commissioned by them. These responsibilities are set out in the Department for Education Section 11 arrangements and responsibilities document.
To ensure that we all take responsibility for safeguarding children and considering their welfare, we want to identify vulnerable children and young people earlier and work in a coordinated, integrated way to help them before things reach crisis point.
Our revised Thresholds Document provides a model of integrated working within children & young people’s services.
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In pursuit of the overall effectiveness of the Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board in improving outcomes for children, the Board has a key role in identifying what needs to change to make a difference to the lives of children.
The Board and its sub-groups engage in numerous activities to establish what is working well and what needs improvement, and this framework will provide an opportunity to make the required links between the identification of what needs to improve and the various mechanisms available to the Board to achieve those improvements.
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The LSCB Annual Report on the effectiveness of safeguarding in the local area sets out the Board's priorities and drives the development of services in safeguarding children and young people in Harrow.
All children and young people regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality are considered within the work of the Board.
LSCB team members are happy to visit local organisations, teams or clubs to talk to you more about safeguarding children. Contact us here firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU ARE A YOUNG PERSON WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT A FRIEND OR ABOUT YOUR OWN SAFETY CLICK ON THE CHILDLINE BUTTON BELOW.
IF YOU ARE A PARENT/CARER OR MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD CLICK THE NSPCC BUTTON BELOW OR CALL 999.
IF YOU ARE A LOCAL PROFESSIONAL PLEASE FIND THE INFORMATION ON THE GOLDEN NUMBER ON THE RIGHT AND DETAILS ABOUT THE CAF.