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Local Safeguarding Children Board

Welcome to Local Safeguarding Children Board for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility, and the purpose of these web pages is to encourage the widest possible participation in the work of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements from September 2019

The Local Safeguarding Partners (Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council, Central West Basic Command Unit (Police) and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in consultation with relevant partner agencies have agreed their new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements as set out in the Children and Social Work Act (2017).

The new Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) will be fully operational by the 29th September 2019 and will take forward the work of the Local Safeguarding Children Board to promote the welfare of all children in our local area. 

CDOP is changing

16 partners from CCGs and LAs across North West London including Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are creating the new North West London Child Death Review (NWL CDR) service, to deliver the new Child Death Review statutory requirements they now hold. Following consultation, a new CDR team is being set up to operate across NWL on a phased basis, from the end of September 2019.

Please note: existing local CDOP arrangements will continue as now until the new NWL CDR Team is in place. Please continue to notify any child death through eCDOP to your local contacts until further notice.

For further information about the upcoming NWL CDR  approach see our statement of transition below.

Statement of Transition [PDF] (file size 639.42 KB)

 

LSCB arrangements for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster

A Local Safeguarding Children Board for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, replaced the previous three LSCBs in April 2012. The Board ensures the coordination of safeguarding work by all agencies and monitors the effectiveness of child protection work across the three local authority areas.

The Board has an Independent Chair: Jenny Pearce and has representatives from the key local agencies on its main Board, Subgroups and short life working groups. An integrated LSCB team supports and services the Board. Each local area retains a multi-agency group to ensure the maintenance and development of effective local partnerships.

Jenny Pearce.  - Independent Chair of the LSCB for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Contact via emma.biskupski@rbkc.gov.uk or victoria.harris@rbkc.gov.uk

Emma Biskupski
LSCB Business Development Manager
Telephone: 07779 348094
Email: emma.biskupski@rbkc.gov.uk

Victoria Harris
LSCB Business Support Officer
Telephone: 07739 315388
Email: victoria.harris@rbkc.gov.uk

Contact the LSCB Team:

  • Telephone: 07739 315388
  • Following us on Twitter: @LSCBx3
  • In writing to: LSCB c/o 1st Floor (Purple Zone) Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Worried about a child or young person?

If you want to report any abuse or discuss concerns in relation to children and young people please contact:

In an emergency call the police on 999.