Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) were established by the Children Act 2004. The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) covers Nottinghamshire County - excluding the City of Nottingham.
The Board is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and ensure the effectiveness of what they do. It also provides inter-agency training for colleagues working with children, young people, adults and families.
In addition, there are also a number of sub-committees which are chaired by a member of the NSCB and report to the Board. You can also download the key Board documents, minutes and reports.
We also provide practice guidance in child protection issues.
The work of the NSCB fits within the wider context of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Plan and the Board is responsible for protecting the most vulnerable children and young people, which is a priority set out in the plan.
The NSCB and the Nottinghamshire Children’s Trust Board work closely to ensure that effective services are provided for children in Nottinghamshire according to their needs and that there is appropriate scrutiny of the service provision in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The Independent Chair of the NSCB is a member of the Children's Trust and plays a key role in this regard.