Three safeguarding children boards in Lancashire are looking to recruit people in the Ribble Valley to play an important role in protecting children and young people.
Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Safeguarding Children’s Boards are eac inviting Valley resident to apply for voluntary roles as lay members.
Lay members will help make links with the safeguarding children boards and community groups, support stronger public engagement in local child safety issues and improve public understanding of the boards’ child protection work.
Lay members must be independent of any private, public or voluntary sector organisation or political parties. Their job will be to represent the community and the interests of local children and their families.
The boards are looking for people who have a good understanding of working with young people, are able to communicate information accurately and clearly, and who can question people. The safeguarding children boards are partnerships that play a vital role in ensuring that local agencies such as councils, the police and NHS organisations do all they can to keep children and young people safe.
They carry out functions such as reviewing cases where a child has died or been seriously harmed, providing guidance to organisations on their child safeguarding procedures, reviewing child deaths to identify themes and trends, and providing child safety training.
In addition to the lay members, the boards are made up of safeguarding experts from a variety of local organisations.
Applications must be received by Friday, October 23rd. For more information about the role of the lay member and the work of the three boards visit: www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk, www.lscb.org.uk or www.blackpoolsafeguarding.org.