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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, 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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Friday, May 30th, 2014

Child Sexual Exploitation resources – Solihull LSCB

Child Sexual Exploitation – resources for people working with children and young people

Solihull’s Local Safeguarding Children Board has issued the following details about resources available to organisations and people working with children and young people to support awareness of and action against Child Sexual Exploitation.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse which involves

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Report from 2 July Meeting

Child Abuse Referrals

DCI Sue Holder provided a Child Abuse Update. In April 2013 the team of child abuse investigators that were located at Chelmsley Wood Police Station moved to Coventry Central Police Station. There were concerns about a number of areas – in particular attendance at Child Protection Conferences. There is a root and branch

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