Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are responsible for developing and scrutinising safeguarding practice in the local area.

Their role includes:

  • Ensuring there are safeguarding policies and procedures 
  • Ensuring there is guidance on thresholds for intervention when a child or young person has additional needs or may be at risk of harm
  • Raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding and providing guidance on training
  • Conducting serious case reviews and making recommendations on lessons to be learnt

Locally we have the Leicester City LSCB and the Leicestershire & Rutland LSCB.

Leicester and Leicestershire & Rutland LSCBs’ Procedures Manual

The Procedures Manual details the action to be taken where there are concerns about a child's safety or welfare.

Threshold Guidance for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

The Thresholds Guidance aims to support professionals to identify what to do in response to the needs and issues they may encounter in the children and families they work with.


Training is available for professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Learning Competency Framework provides guidance on the knowledge and skills professionals need.

Browse our Safeguarding Training