Working Together (2015) states that Local Safeguarding Children Boards must publish an Annual Report on the effectiveness of child safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the local area and should provide a rigorous and transparent assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services. It should identify areas of weakness, the causes of those weaknesses and the action being taken to address them as well as other proposals for action.
The Report should:
- Recognise achievements and progress made as well as identifying challenges
- Demonstrate the extent to which the functions of the LSCB are being effectively discharged
- Include an account of progress made in implementing actions from Serious Case Review
The LSCB must send a copy of the report to—
- the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Local Authority,
- the local Police and Crime Commissioner, and
- the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board for that area.
The most recent Annual Reports for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board can be found below
Child Death Overview Panel Annual Reports
In addition to the Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Child Death Overview Panel are required to produce an Annual Report which is presented to the Board for scrutiny and endorsement. These reports can be found below and on the CDOP Page.