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Council calls for Hillingdon Local Safeguarding Children Board Members

Hillingdon Council and its Partner Agencies have announced that they are looking for volunteer lay board members to join the Hillingdon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

News release: 27 November 2012

The LSCB is the statutory body responsible for child protection and safeguarding work in Hillingdon. Board members agree and oversee how agencies in the area cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the borough. The board is also responsible for developing local policies and procedures for safeguarding and is looking for volunteers who can act as the voice of the community and represent local people in fullfiling its duties to protect Hillingdon's children.
 
Volunteer board members will need to attend and contribute to quarterly LSCB Board meetings as well as attend an annual London regional development day, and two stakeholder events per year.
 
Whether they are experienced childcare workers, parents or community volunteers, the council and its Partner Agencies are encouraging residents who have an interest in children's issues, an understanding of the local community, and basic knowledge of the importance of safeguarding to apply.
 
The appointment is for a 3 year period and is on a voluntary basis, but travel and training expenses will be covered.  Relevant checks (CRB) will be undertaken prior to appointment and full induction, training and support will be provided.
 
Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Cllr David Simmonds, said:
 
"Safeguarding children is everyone's business and so it's important that members of the community are given the opportunity to get involved in the development of policies to protect our children and young people in the borough.
 
"Board members play an important role in ensuring the welfare of Hillingdon's children and this is a challenging, yet very rewarding opportunity. We encourage anyone with an interest in this important work to apply."
 
For more information on LSCB visit  www.hillingdon.gov.uk/lscb or contact 01895 277930 or email jgosling@hillingdon.gov.uk  for information on how to apply. The deadline for applications is the 31 January 2013.

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