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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.

 

The objectives of the ISCB are to:

  • co-ordinate local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
  • monitor and ensure the effectiveness of individuals agencies' and multi-agency safeguarding work.
  • collaborate, share and co-own the vision for how to achieve improved outcomes for vulnerable children.
  • challenge each other appropriately and hold one another to account effectively
  • identify and analyse new safeguarding issues and emerging threats.
  • promote and embed learning and change practice in a way that local services for children and families can become more reflective and effective.
  • ensure agencies share information effectively to facilitate accurate and timely decision-making for children and families

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.