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Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Independent Chair

 

Closing Date

Sunday 20 May 2018

Hours

Other

Salary

Up to £675 a day including expenses

DBS Check Yes

Location Home Based/Lambeth

Job Description
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Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a well-established Board with strong and clear ambitions for helping and safeguarding children and young people in this diverse, vibrant but sometimes challenging borough.  We are now in the 2nd year of our three year strategy which is focussing on ‘effectively safeguarding those who are most vulnerable and at risk to ensure they feel safe and are safe from harm’. 

With nearly a third of a million residents and a large population of children, young people and families, Lambeth is a place where communities are strong and where there are high ambitions for all children and young people.  We have made significant strides over the past 2-3 years in improving the quality and impact of multi agency work.  We want to build on these changes, moving forward at pace to improve outcomes for children.  Lambeth’s recently agreed Children and Young People’s Plan provides the overarching framework for driving forward positive change and improvement. 

In 2017, we launched our 2 year Young People at Risk Strategy which sets out the LSCB’s resolve that children and young people in Lambeth should be free from the risk of:

Child Sexual Exploitation and abuse

  • Serious Youth Violence
  • Missing from home, care and/or education
  • Gangs and/or ‘county lines’
  • Radicalisation

The role

Our current independent chair, Andrew Christie, is stepping down from the LSCB chair role this summer.  We now want to recruit his successor who needs to be a strong strategic leader and able to shape the work of the Board, providing appropriate challenge and support across agencies and maximizing the benefits of whole system approaches to safeguarding.  The successful applicant will have:

  • Deep knowledge of operational and strategic safeguarding issues, and of wider issues affecting partner agencies, including health, social care, police, education and schools, and voluntary and community sectors.
  • The ability to chair complex multi-agency discussions that assure quality and changes to safeguarding practice and policy as needed.
  • A strong aptitude and appetite for driving forward the opportunities created by the Wood safeguarding review and that will benefit Lambeth’s children and young people

This role requires inspiring and committed leadership and is accountable to the Chief Executive of Lambeth Council, working with strategic partners.

This role is for approximately 36 days per annum and is contracted for 3 years, subject to a review after 6 months and then annual appraisals.

If you are interested in this role and would like to have an informal discussion, please contact:

Annie Hudson
Strategic Director
ahudson1@lambeth.gov.uk

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