The City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board (CHSCB) is the key statutory body overseeing arrangements for safeguarding children and young people across the City of London and the London Borough of Hackney.
Made up of senior leaders from a range of different organisations, the CHSCB has two basic objectives; to co-ordinate the work of agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people to ensure that this work is effective.
Governed by the statutory guidance in Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015), the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Regulations 2006 and the CHSCB Constitution, the Board is supported by two Executive Groups (one for the City of London and one for Hackney), together with a number of Sub-Committees and working groups.
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The CHSCB Sub-Committees include:
The Quality Assurance Sub-Committee
Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness and quality of safeguarding arrangements through the CHSCB Learning & Improvement Framework.
The Training and Development Sub-Committee
Responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of the CHSCB multi-agency training programme.
The Serious Case Review Sub-Committee
Responsible for overseeing the statutory process for Serious Case Reviews and other learning reviews involving the safeguarding of children and young people. Monitors the implementation of related action plans, ensuring learning is embedded across all organisations and their staff.
The Child Overview Death Panel
Reviews the deaths of children and young people across the City and Hackney, making recommendations about any identified preventative measures and publishing an annual report of its work.