Local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) have a statutory obligation to communicate and raise awareness of their activity as outlined in Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working. This includes ensuring that partner organisations, such as statutory and independent agencies and employers, are aware of safeguarding arrangements. It is also important that members of the local community have an increased understanding of the work that is being carried out to help keep children safe.
Stakeholder and wider public communications in an area as complex as safeguarding can present many challenges. However, if carried out effectively, it can have a significant impact in supporting the work of the LSCB.
This toolkit is a guide on how to communicate the work of your LSCB to partners, stakeholders and the wider public. In doing so, you can engage them in helping you to deliver your objectives and keep children safe.