Welcome to Bracknell Forest
Local Safeguarding Children Board

The Bracknell Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is an independent partnership with an Independent Chair that has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

What is safeguarding?

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children. Every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
What is safeguarding?
Child protection procedures

Child protection procedures

Find out more about the Berkshire LSCB child protection procedures.

Report a concern

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How to report your concerns about a child
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Did you know Victims First supports victims of crime and abuse across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire? They have launched a campaign, called ‘Know this isn’t Love’. Read our article to find out more. https://t.co/B0sXlowWEc

This is a robust evaluation of Family Group Conferences (in Netherlands). It found v little impact on outcomes – and increase in likelihood of care. Does not mean FGC does not work – but does raise important questions…


Inquiry Counsel Brian Altman QC is now asking Lord Steel about a statement issued by the Liberal Party press office in relation to Cyril Smith in 1979, stating:

“All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms.”

Brian Altman asks if this statement trivialises the abuse

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