Working together to safeguard children

ASCL welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to this consultation. We have collected information from a range of members and discussed this matter at our recent national committee meeting to inform this response.

ASCL members’ experiences paint a varied national picture of how well their Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are currently working to safeguard children. 

While the association appreciates the rationale for increased local autonomy and flexibility to enable all those concerned with children’s safeguarding to respond appropriately to local needs we consider that these changes come with some increased risks and have the potential to create inconsistency in the quality of safeguarding protocols and practice. 

Read the full response here.