Transition period to replace LSCBs to start in May
A 15-month transition period to replace outgoing local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements is set to get under way in May, it has emerged.
On the back of recommendations made in Sir Alan Wood’s 2016 review of LSCBs, the current system is set to be scrappedand replaced with a new way of investigating child deaths.
The Department for Education has been planning for a 15-month transition period, but until now there was no detail on when this would begin.
But a newly-published DfE document outlining approved timetables for key reforms within the department reveals new regulations will be put in place by May 2018, with local authorities being required to have their new arrangements in place by September 2019.