Cumbria LSCB - Particular Interest Groups

In addition to the core business and functions of the LSCB, we have decided, as a Board, to focus on some areas that require further or emerging focus and we have called these Particular Interests:

It is vital that we have a clear articulation of our Early Help arrangements and that we focus significant effort on prevention as opposed to the incidence of abuse.

Chaired by: Lesley Sanczuk, Cumbria Children and Families Services

Chair: Lynn Berryman, Children and Families Services

Remit: Set the strategic vision, operation model, deliverables and direction for the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub.

In addition to this being an area that demands our attention, suicide of a young person has been evident in previous Serious Case Reviews.

Chaired by: Dr Jane Mathieson, Public Health

We are aware that the impact of neglect can be a hugely damaging for children and young people.   Practitioners working with children and families where neglect is a factor have told us that they would welcome practice guidance to enable them to develop their knowledge and skills in this aspect of their practice.

Chaired by: vacant

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