Parents & Carers

Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility and the LSCB brings together all agencies and organisations who work with children and their family in Richmond to promote the welfare of children and young people. It co-ordinates safeguarding through each of the partnership’s subgroups, as well as a number of specific safeguarding subgroups to carry out its functions.

The Children Act 2004 Section 11 and the Education Act 2002 Section 175 (c.32) outline agencies that provide services to children and their family, including services they commission and their responsibilites to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Regardless of gender, age, disability, sexuality or race every child is considered within the LSCB’s work and place great emphasis to ensure participation of children and young people, especially through hearing the child’s voice.