Foreword
Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board has provided expertise and leadership across the County. This has been facilitated by strong partnership working; scrutiny of practice through a variety of methods including audit and case reviews, sharing knowledge, developing our workforce, and providing a Cumbria ‘view’ on key issues.

The latest LSCB annual report outlines the work undertaken in 2017-18 and its impact on safeguarding outcomes for children and young people in Cumbria.

This plan of arrangements sets out how we, as the safeguarding partners will work together and with other agencies to identify and respond to the needs of children in Cumbria. Our ambition is to build on the strengths of our existing and robust partnership and the plan outlines our new ways of working. 

Our approach is proactive and responsive to the needs of children, young people and families in Cumbria and our plan drives opportunities to shape and influence policy development leading to improved practice and outcomes.

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership is fully committed to keeping children and young people at the heart of all they do. All our work will be underpinned by a consideration of the views and lived experiences of Cumbria’s children and young people. This will include our independent scrutiny arrangements in which children and young people’s experiences will be fundamental in quality assurance.

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