About the LSCB

Our vision is that every child should grow up feeling safe and in a loving, secure environment, free from abuse, neglect and crime, enabling them to enjoy a happy, healthy childhoods in which they can fulfil their social and educational potential.

Gateshead LSCB first met in 2005 and replaced the Area Child Protection Committee in line with the Children Act 2004.

The protection of children has always been a core commitment of all partners who work together in Gateshead. Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) are the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in each local area will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Gateshead LSCB is made up of a number of statutory partners including

In addition, we have two lay members representing local communities and headteachers from four of our schools.

Gateshead LSCB is independently chaired by Sir Paul Ennals and meets four times a year. Board members are senior representatives from each partner agency. A smaller LSCB Executive also meets four times a year.  The work of the LSCB is also carried out by the seven sub-groups and other ad-hoc working groups.

You can find out more about us in our most recent Icon for pdf annual report [765.97KB] or the summary version of the report Icon for pdf How safe are children in Gateshead? [1.2MB]

Contact us

Gateshead Local Safeguarding Children Board 
First Floor
Civic Centre

0191 433 8010


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