The Board undertakes a range of functions:

  • Developing safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding amongst staff, children and families and the public
  • Monitoring and evaluating safeguarding arrangements and advising on improvement
  • Participating in the planning of services
  • Undertaking Serious Case Reviews and advising on lessons to be learnt
  • Undertaking Child Death Review functions

Latest News

Vacancies at Halton Safeguarding Children Board

Temporary Fixed Term for 12 Months from Date of Commencement in Role in the Local Safeguarding Children Boards of Halton & Cheshire West (LSCBs) – Quality Assurance Officer (Grade 9 Salary Band equivalent £28,746-£31, 846) – Based Ellesmere Port & Runcorn on a... read more

Safeguarding Children in Education

There is now a new section on the website dedicated to Safeguarding Children in Education.  This section is to support schools in ensuring that children are kept safe and their welfare promoted, as is set down by Section 175/157 of the Education Act... read more

HSCB Priorities

  1. Identify and prevent children suffering harm.
  2. Protect children who are suffering or at risk of suffering harm.
  3. Ensure that children are receiving effective early help and support.
  4. Support the development of a safe and informed workforce, including volunteers.
  5. Engage with Children and Young People, their Families and Communities in developing and raising awareness of Safeguarding.