Cheshire East LSCB is responsible for co-ordinating the safeguarding and child protection work of every agency, in any sector, that works with children within our Local Authority boundaries.
It is crucial that as professionals we work together effectively, efficiently and decisively across agency boundaries - and especially so when we believe a child is at risk.
In this section of the site we have created a comprehensive and continually updated resource for anyone involved in providing children's services, whether in an employed, self employed or voluntary capacity.
Changing Practice Together
We want to build a strong, united partnership that puts children and young people first. In order to do that we all need to be on the same page – clear about what we want to achieve, what this looks like when it works well, and how we are going to get there.
We are focusing on changing a different area of practice together each month. We think if we focus on one area at a time, and everyone changes just one thing about their practice, together we can make a really big difference to children, young people and families.
You can read about this in our Changing Practice Together newsletters below:
- Changing Practice Together – What is it? An introduction (PDF, 174KB)
- Changing Practice Together Issue 1 – Challenge – are all relevant professionals involved? (PDF, 232KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 2 (PDF, 237KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 3 (PDF, 209KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 4 (PDF, 263KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 5 (PDF, 278KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 6 (PDF, 266KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 7 (PDF, 270KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 8 (PDF, 263KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 9 (PDF, 290KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 10 (PDF, 308KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 11 (PDF, 285KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 12 (PDF, 297KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 13 (PDF, 256KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 14 (PDF, 279KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 15 (PDF, 372KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 16 (PDF, 260KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 17 (PDF, 274KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 18 (PDF, 274KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 19 (PDF, 288KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 21 (PDF, 291KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 22 (PDF, 405KB)
- Changing Practice - Challenge Issue 23 (PDF, 327KB)
Changing Practice Together feedback survey
The Changing Practice Together Campaign has been running since September 2016. We carried out a survey to gain your views over December 2016 - January 2017. Issue 20 (PDF, 381KB) of our newsletter gives the findings from our survey and what action we are taking in response to your feedback.
Act Now 2016
This year’s LSCB Children and Young People’s Conference, Act Now 2016, held on July 5th at Wychwood Park was a HUGE SUCCESS! Every presentation was inspiring and different which was what made it so good. You can view the key themes shown in the presentations by clicking on the links below:
- Act Now Safeguarding Conference July 2016
- Body Image (PDF, 245KB), by King's School Macclesfield Girls Division
- Exploring Gender Identity (PDF, 881KB), the Proud Trust
- Resilience (PDF, 1.44MB), Middlewich High School
- Safeguarding in School (PDF, 655KB), Adelaide School
- Staying Safe on Social Media, Sandbach School
Multi agency practice standards
Multi agency practice standards (PDF, 392KB) have been developed across Cheshire East, to improve practice. Effective multi agency working and sharing information between agencies is essential in securing improved outcomes for children and young people. This is well documented in a number of reviews, policy documentation and statutory guidance.
These multi agency practice standards establish one way of working across Cheshire East, so that we can provide a consistently good service to children and young people. They set the standard for practice for all practitioners, so everyone can know what to expect from all workers involved with a family. This will allow practitioners to ensure their work is of a good standard, and to challenge other workers on behalf of children and young people where the standards are not being met.
All practitioners are encouraged to take advantage of the shadowing opportunities (PDF, 278KB) on offer as part of their induction.
Learning from audit
The Local Safeguarding Children Board undertakes as part of the Learning and Improvement Framework (LIF) a series of multi agency audits per year.
The learning from this is valuable as it provides an opportunity to quality assure the work that is undertaken with children and families.
Audits are undertaken to ensure policies and procedures are being followed correctly to ensure children and families are receiving the best possible service from all partner agencies.
The audit is shared widely with professionals and families. Please find the last audits we completed below.