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Lead indicators and their use by LSCBs

'Canary in the cage' report on the use of lead indicators by local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs).

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The Munro review of child protection (2011) proposed that local safeguarding children boards should focus on developing local performance management arrangements.

This report summarises the views of child protection professionals on the value of including a set of ‘lead indicators’ in local performance management arrangements.

‘Lead indicators’ are indicators that give feedback on the evidence-informed processes that lead to improved outcomes for children and young people.

Published 29 September 2011