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Cabinet Decision: 12th November 2015
Title of Item/Report
Stockton on Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2014/15
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on Stockton on Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report.

The Stockton-on-Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board (SLSCB) was produced annually and was presented to Cabinet for information to Councillors in relation to the achievements and future challenges of the SLSCB. The Annual Report was attached to the report.

There was a requirement (under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009) for Local Safeguarding Children Boards to produce and publish an annual report on the effectiveness of safeguarding in the local area, including the implementation of Serious Case Review action plans.

The Munro Review of Child Protection (2011) recommended that the requirements of this should be amended so that the report could be shared with the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council, and to the local Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chair of the new Health and Wellbeing Board.

It was the intention of SLSCB to share this with all partner agencies and with those that had influence over the services provided to children and families in Stockton-on-Tees. The purpose of this report was:-

- To provide an outline of the main activities of SLSCB and achievements during 2014-15;
- To comment on the effectiveness of safeguarding activity and of SLSCB in supporting this;
- To provide the public and partner agencies with an overview of safeguarding activity;
- To identify gaps and challenges in service development in the year ahead.

RESOLVED that the 2014 / 2015 Annual Report of the Stockton-on-Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
There is a requirement (under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009) for Local Safeguarding Children Boards to produce and publish an annual report on the effectiveness of safeguarding in the local area, including the implementation of Serious Case Review action plans.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 10 - Stockton on Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report as he was married to the Local Safeguarding Children Board manager.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on 20th November 2015
Attachment

Date of Publication: 16 November 2015


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