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Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Rep

Your Reps on this board are:

Representative – Gina Ward, Solihull Carers
Alternate – Debbie Powell, Solihull Advocacy

You can also find information on the LSCB website

See also, the Safeguarding section of this website.

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Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Report from LSCB Rep – 21 Dec 17

LSCB Report for SCVS –

Further to carrying out Case Reviews, the voluntary sector was represented by Gina Ward and her colleague Lydia Bambury at the LSCB conference.  Gina held a presentation on their findings of Safeguarding cases carried out on behalf of the VCS groups, including feedback about the VCS groups involvement and contribution

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Report from LSCB – 11 Jul 17

From the LSCB meeting – Tuesday 11th July 2017

Produced by Gina Ward (Solihull Carers)

We agreed the draft Statutory Annual Report – to be published online end of August  – Gina will feedback key information at next meeting. Overall performance indicates timely decision making and children are moving through the system in good time.

LSCB are going

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Report from LSCB – 14 Mar 17

LSCB meeting

14th March 2017

David Peplow is the new independent chair of LSCB.  He has a police background and considerable experience chairing LSCB’s and leading and developing partnerships.  

Presentation took place by BSMHT about SOLAR and Adult Mental Health services.  Key points:

Adult services are being trained to ‘think family’ and think about impact on the child

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

LSCB Newsletter – August 2016

The Solihull Safeguarding Children Board has published its August 2016 newsletter, which can be downloaded from:

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

LSCB Rep Report – July 2015

Meeting Name: LSCB

Date of Meeting: 14th July 2015

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

LSCB Annual report has been drafted and will be issued imminently.
LSCB are linking in with the Active Engagement strategy to ensure views of more children/young people are considered.
Concern that change of thresholds for referrals to Children’s Social care team for formal intervention may leave some

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

LSCB Rep report – Jan 2015

Meeting Name: LSCB

Date of Meeting: 13th January 2015

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Betty Lynch was introduced to the Board as the new interim business manager, replacing Liz Murphy

A peer review was carried out on Children’s Services in Solihull.  This coincided with the Change Programme and identified strengths included

Wide range of services available to help families

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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Local Safeguarding Children Board – report Nov 2014

Meeting Name: Local safeguarding Children’s Board

Date of Meeting: 11/11/2014

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Det Chief Supt Danny Long reported on the HMIC inspection which took place during the first week of June. He pointed out that this coincided with reorganisation within the West Midlands force, increasing the staffing levels in the Public Protection Unit considerably.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Resource to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

A website has been launched at, which contains information about CSE and how to spot the warning signs.

Child sexual exploitation, CSE, is a crime that can affect any child, anytime, regardless of their social or ethnic background. It is child abuse and involves perpetrators grooming their victims in various ways, such as in person, via

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Local Safeguarding Children Board meeting – 15th July 2014

Date of Meeting:

15th July 2014

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

The Board’s financial budget remains a concern. Discussions have been had with the Adult Safeguarding Board to look at how to jointly make the best use of resources, possibility of sharing support staff. Proposals will be emailed out for consideration and hopefully agreement.
Chris Palmer gave an

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

LSCB meeting – 13th May 2014

Meeting Name:  LSCB

Date of Meeting: 13 May 2014

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Edwina Grant has been appointed as Chair of LSCB and will hopefully be in post from beginning of July.

Chris Palmer presented the latest on the early help strategy.   This strategy will be launched at the Solihull Partnership event on 4th June.

There is acknowledgement

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