Our vision is that every child should grow up in a loving and secure environment which is free from abuse, neglect and crime, enabiling them to enjoy good health and fulfil their social and educational potential.
The protection of children and young people in Gateshead has always been a core commitment of partners who work together in the area. The LSCB takes responsibility for the core inter-agency child protection work whilst embracing the wider safeguarding duties established in the Children Act 2004.
Each year Gateshead LSCB members set business and strategic priorities for the coming year. These priorities form part of the LSCB Business Plan.
The business priorities for 2012-2013 are:
Responding to change
The strategic priorities for 2012-2013 are:
Section 8 of the Gateshead LSCB Annual Report 2011-2012 and Business Plan 2012-2013 gives more detail on these priorities and how Gateshead LSCB intends to meet them. Click on the link to access the document.
Gateshead LSCB is keen to work with children, young people and professionals in Gateshead in setting the priorities for the Board and focussing partner agencies on those priorities. If there are thematic areas of work or any particular issues that you feel the LSCB should focus on, please let us know.