Thurrock Council’s Local Safeguarding Children Board rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

By Eric White

THURROCK Council’s Local Safeguarding Children Board has been rated as good following a recent Ofsted Inspection, meaning it has maintained rating it received from its previous review.

The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is made up of agencies and organisations working with children and young people across the borough. The report published today (Tuesday, 24 May) shows the board as effective and innovative having a clear understanding of the safeguarding priorities and influential in developing better outcomes.

The last inspection of the local authority’s safeguarding arrangements was in June 2012. The local authority was judged to be good.

One of the key points highlighted in the report is the work with young people on online safety and the risks of child sexual exploitation (CSE) which was seen as outstanding practice.

David Peplow independent chair of the LSCB said: “I am very pleased with the findings of the inspection which confirms and acknowledges the good work that the Board has undertaken in recent years to improve the services and support to our young people, we will continue to support all agencies, and work with children’s social care in their journey of improvement.”

The full report can be found on the LSCB website

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