The Local Safeguarding Children Board

Working to keep West Cheshire's children and young people safe

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Welcome to Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children Board’s Website


Our website is currently under development. If you are a frequent visitor you may find things have moved since your last visit. Please bear with us as we try to improve our service to you. If you can’t find something you are looking for please contact us for help.

Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in each local area will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Cheshire West and Chester and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.  Our aim is to work together so that children in Cheshire West and Chester can be safe from abuse or harm at home and within our community. To find out more about the work we do read the Introduction Booklet to the LSCB

The strategic Safeguarding Children Board business plan has been approved and published for 2015-2019. It identifies the 5 strategic priorities that will drive the work of the board partners over the coming 4 years and will be reviewed annually.

LSCB Business Plan 2015 – 2019

This site provides information for the public, children, parents, carers and professionals. Please use the navigation bar above enter the relevant area.

The LSCB Annual Report 2013-14  has been approved and published.  It reports and reviews safeguarding activity and impact across the safeguarding partnership.

Catch22 works with Cheshire West and Chester to support the work with Children that experience Missing from Home incidents and Child Sexual Exploitation. Successful applicants in Cheshire West and Chester are currently based at Wyvern House in Winsford.

“Through the Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health Collaborative Service (champs), the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health have prioritised the delivery of a campaign focusing on domestic abuse from a public health perspective, supporting and enhancing the impact of local services which work to support victims and perpetrators. The campaign has been developed with input from local partners in public health, domestic abuse and police. The LSCB supports the promotion of this campaign.”

Domestic abuse Cheshire Merseyside Campaign Briefing

Report Child Abuse

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare, or feel that they may be being abused or neglected, please call Children’s Social Care Contact and Referral Team (CART) or the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) for help and advice.

        Office hours: 01606 275 099          EDT Out of hours: 01244 977 277
  • 8.30am-5pm (Mon-Thu)
  • 8.30am-4.30pm (Friday)
  • 4.30pm-8.30am (Mon-Thu)
  • From 4pm (Friday)
  • 24 hours weekends and bank holidays
        or Cheshire Police:  0845 458 0000 (999 in an emergency)

Please be assured that your referral will be treated in the strictest confidence. Remember, your call could mean the start of getting the right help to a family and may even save a child’s life.