Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is looking to appoint a second Independent Board Member to help in contributing to keeping local children safe.
All local authority areas are required by Government to have a Safeguarding Children Board in place which has members from agencies such as the Police, Health providers, Children’s Social Care and Probation. The aim of all Safeguarding Boards is to ensure that there are plans in place in their area to keep children safe.
The Sefton LSCB is now looking for a new independent board member to join the team.
To apply you need to live in Sefton but you must not work for any agency that is a member of the Board. This includes unpaid work as a volunteer. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ages and communities, and especially young adults.
Dr David Sanders, Independent Chair of Sefton LSCB, said: “Working as an Independent Board member with Sefton LSCB will be a challenging and very important role.
“However, it will also be extremely rewarding and provide you with an opportunity to serve the children and families of Sefton. You do not have to be a professional but you need to be committed to support the work of the Board, engage with local communities and a willingness to challenge the thinking of others.
“As an Independent Board member, you will be an equal member of the LSCB and your contribution will be valued by all members – as an integral member of the Board. All members of Sefton LSCB are required to complete tasks, attend meetings and challenge decisions to improve the safety of children and young people in Sefton and your tasks will be no different.”
Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) aims to be an inclusive board and represent Sefton’s rich and diverse community.
For further details and to apply visit www.sefton.gov.uk/laymember