FOI release

Local safeguarding children boards

Response to a freedom of information (FOI) request about local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs).



DfE responds to questions about:

  • the purpose and duties of the high signatories of local safeguarding children boards

  • who has the overseeing brief of their actions

  • what sanctions apply where the LSCB functions against the interests of vulnerable children

  • who applies those sanctions

  • how many LSCBs have faced sanctions

  • the reason for any sanction and the result

  • the role of the chief superintendent of police

  • action concerned adults can take where they can see that the LSCB is acting against the interests of vulnerable children

Published 11 March 2011