Independent report

Wood review of local safeguarding children boards

Alan Wood’s review into the role that local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) play in protecting and safeguarding children.



The review sets out recommendations for making local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) more effective.

LSCBs are responsible for improving the overall wellbeing of children in their local-authority area. They include representatives from children’s services, police, district councils and NHS trusts.

The government’s response to Alan Wood’s review is also available.

Published 26 May 2016

Policy and engagement

  1. Foster care in England
  2. Fostering better outcomes
  3. Allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham: Wanless and Whittam QC review