About us

ISCB is responsible for:

  • developing and co-ordinating safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures for all organisations in Islington
  • delivering multi-agency training
  • investigating allegations concerning people who work with children
  • co-ordinating, monitoring, evaluating and ensuring the effectiveness of what is done by Board members individually and across agencies
  • advising on ways to improve the welfare of and outcomes for children
  • undertaking Child Death Reviews when a child dies unexpectedly in order to learn any lessons from their death
  • undertaking Serious Case Reviews where a child has died or has been seriously harmed when abuse or neglect is known or suspected
  • developing and disseminating good practice

Safeguarding must address the five outcomes for improving the welfare of children outlined in Every Child Matters and the Children Act 2004.

These are:

  • Be healthy - Enjoy good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle. Parents and carers receive support to keep their children healthy.
  • Stay safe - Being protected from harm and neglect. Agencies collaborate to safeguard children.
  • Enjoy and achieve - Getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood. Parents and carers receive support in helping their children to enjoy and achieve.
  • Make a positive contribution - Being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour. Children and young people are supported in developing socially and emotionally.
  • Achieve economic well-being - Not being prevented, by economic disadvantage, from achieving their full potential in life. Action is taken by partner agencies to support families in maintaining their economic well-being.