Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Sefton LSCB

Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Sefton LSCB is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how organisations in the borough will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Sefton, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.  The core objectives of Sefton LSCB are to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Sefton and to ensure the effectiveness of what the member organisations do individually and together.

Sefton LSCB Chair is accountable to the Chief Executive of Sefton Council in ensuring the effectiveness of what is done by local partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people in Sefton.

To contact Sefton LSCB Business Team:

Deborah Hughes, Sefton LSCB Business Manager Tel. 0151 934 3366, email

Beverley Hall, Sefton LSCB Learning & Development Officer Tel. 0151 934 3362, email

Donna Atkinson, Sefton LSCB Business Support Tel. 0151 934 4706, email

Sefton LSCB Performance & Improvement Officer Tel. 0151 934 3983

Sefton LSCB
28-30 Sefton Street
Merseyside L22 7LB

Tel: 0151 934 4706

Sefton LSCB's Independent Chair, Paula St Aubyn

For further information please visit Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board.  

Worried about a child?

Concerned about a child or young person

If you are worried that a child may be suffering significant harm, or if you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please follow the advice below.

Members of the public can:

  • Call 0345 140 0845 between 8am and 6pm (minicom 0151 934 4657).
  • Contact the emergency duty team on 0151 934 3555 for urgent advice outside of office hours (from 5.30pm Mon to Thurs, and 4pm Friday and weekends). If you think a child is in immediate danger call for police assistance.

If you wish to make a referral visit Sefton Council's website "Report a child or young person at risk" 

You can contact Sefton's Community Adolescent Service (CAS) if you are concerned about a young person (age 12-25 years) who is: being pushed to be in a gang; at risk of sexual exploitation; have problems with drugs and/or alcohol, have poor mental health, experience violence at home or have run away from their family.

CAS will deal with the issues of the young person and their family before they escalate. Family members, professionals or the young person in question can contact the service on 0345 140 0845.



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