Islington Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 has removed the requirement for Local Authorities to establish LSCBs and replaced with new local multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. Under the new legislation, the three statutory safeguarding partners – Local Authority, Police and Clinical Commissioning Group – must make arrangements to work together, along with the relevant agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their area.

The Islington Safeguarding Partners established a project board in April 2018. Together with the ISCB chair and wider partnership we have over this past 14 months developed a robust set of arrangements that are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Islington, while ensuring that Islington is a place where everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to reach their potential.

The Islington multi-agency safeguarding arrangements can be viewed by clicking here.

Pending the full implementation of new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements in September 2019, the ISCB continues to carry out all of its existing statutory functions including both Serious Case Reviews and Child Death Reviews.

Note: The website and all content is under review and may change during implementation.

North Central London Child Death Review Arrangements

As part of new safeguarding arrangements CDR (Child Death Review) processes are also required to transform. 

In October 2018 the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education released new Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance.  It builds on statutory requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children and clarifies how professionals and organisations across all sectors involved in a child death should contribute to the child death review process. 

The key change is that CDR partners in North Central London  from Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington will come together to form a single NCL CDR process.

Further information around this can be found on the Islington Council website by clicking here and on the Islington CCG website here. 


 

Welcome to Islington Safeguarding Children Board (ISCB). We are a multi-agency body responsible for ensuring that agencies work well together to safeguard and protect children and young people from harm, and improve their welfare and well-being.

What is Safeguarding?

  • Promoting the welfare, well-being and opportunities of children
  • Agencies addressing children's needs at an early stage rather than when serious problems have developed
  • Ensuring that risks of harm to children's welfare are minimised by protecting children from maltreatment, abuse or neglect
  • Ensuring that every child has the opportunity to fulfil his/her potential
  • Engaging the community in safeguarding children by raising community awareness and community involvement. This means increasing public awareness of risks to children and what measures can be taken to protect them

If you are looking for Information about services and organisations for children and families, please visit the Islington Family Directory in the related links.

 

For information regarding safeguarding adults, please contact:

Elaine Oxley, Head of Safeguarding Adults, 020 7527 8180

elaine.oxley@islington.gov.uk

Safeguarding Adults Board