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About the boards

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) were established by the Children Act 2004. The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) covers Nottinghamshire County - excluding the City of Nottingham.

The Board is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and ensure the effectiveness of what they do. It also provides inter-agency training for colleagues working with children, young people, adults and families.

In addition, there are also a number of sub-committees which are chaired by a member of the NSCB and report to the Board.

We also provide training and practice guidance in child protection issues.

Key documents

The following key documents are available in PDF format pdf logo :

Strategic Plan

The work of the NSCB fits within the wider context of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Plan and the Board is responsible for the improvement priority 'Protecting the most vulnerable children and young people.

Statutory requirements stipulate that the NSCB and the Nottinghamshire Children’s Trust Board develop and implement an ongoing and direct relationship and scrutiny function in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The function of both Boards includes responsibility and accountability for keeping children and young people safe. Whilst their roles in this regard are complementary, they are also distinct. This relationship (including governance and scrutiny arrangements) is set out in a Joint protocol [PDF 1MB] pdf logo .

Minutes of Executive meetings


Minutes of board meetings




Engagement strategy

The NSCB has produced an Engagement Strategy demonstrating its commitment to communicating with all organisations communities and children and young people, and is developing work to ensure the participation of children and young people in particular in its work

NSCB Engagement Strategy [PDF 824 KB] pdf logo

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP would actively like to encourage all organisations that have an online presence where children and young people congregate to adopt the CEOP "Report Abuse" mechanism.

See website:

Contact us:

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board
Nottinghamshire County Council
Children and Young People’s Department
County Hall
West Bridgford

tel: 0115 977 3935

Inspection updates

What's New?

June 2012

Safeguarding Children Procedures - June 2012 [PDF]

Key changes to the revised Safeguarding Children Procedures [PDF]

February 2012

Referral form for Children's Social Care [WORD]

January 2012

Pathway to Provision [PDF]

Referral form for Children's Social Care [PDF]

Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements Annual Report [PDF]

August 2011

Whole School Policy word logo

Whole School Policy pdf logo

Children's Social Care Transformation Project [13KB] pdf logo

Presentation to NSCB meeting 11th July 2011 [23KB] pdf logo

April 2011

Child Sex Offenders Disclosure Procedure [124KB]

March 2011

NSCB Newsletter March 2011

Ofsted inspection of contact and referral arrangements March 2011

February 2011

CFCS New Structure 2011

Children,Families and Cultural Services Structure Chart(colour) [91KB]

Children,Families and Cultural Services Structure Chart (black and white) [86KB]

Posters to help highlight the key messages from recent local serious case reviews

Serious Case Review key messages poster 1 [29KB]

Serious Case Review key messages poster 2 [29KB]

January 2011

NSCB Newsletter December 2010 edition [86KB] pdf logo

December 2010
Information regarding the Children's Services Assessment

October 2010
Information regarding the Safeguarding Improvement Programme
NSCB newsletter edition 8th September 2010 [PDF 82KB]

September 2010
Letter from Anthony May, Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services, announcing the release of the Pathway to Provision document, along with the new Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and  Joint Access Teams (JAT) Handbooks.

Notts Children's Trust

News, information, links and documents from Nottinghamshire Children's Trust
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