North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Children Act 2004 requires each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for their area and specifies the organisations and individuals (other than the local authority) that should be represented on LSCBs.

The role of LSCBs are:

  • to coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area; and
  • to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) provides further guidance as to the role and responsibilities of LSCBs and the functions they undertake, including:

  • developing policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • communicating the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, raising their awareness of how this can best be done and encouraging everyone to do so
  • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of what is done by the Board partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advising them on ways to improve
  • participating in the planning of services for children, and
  • undertaking reviews of serious cases and advising Board partners on lessons to be learned.

For all e-learning enquiries and how to register to book NYSCB training:

Key Contacts - LSCB Team

Prof. Nick Frost
NYSCB Independent Chair
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

Dallas Frank
Safeguarding Children Board Manager
Tel: 01609 535187

James Parkes
NYSCB Policy & Development Officer

Haydn Rees Jones
NYSCB Policy & Development Officer

Sophia Lenton-Brook
NYSCB Leadership Support Officer

Ali Firby
Child Death Overview Panel Administrator
Tel: 01609 797167

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board
South Block,
NYCC, County Hall,
Racecourse Lane,

City of York Safeguarding Children's Board

Concerned about a child or young person

If you have a concern that a child is vulnerable or at risk of significant harm please contact the Children's Front Door:

Phone: 01904 551900


Post: The Children's Front Door, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team telephone: 01609 780780

If you need to make a safeguarding referral about a child or young person who has been or may be hurt or neglected or who has significant vulnerabilities please use the referral form

Juliet Burton
CYSCB Manager (Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO)
Tel no: 01904 555695
Mobile no: 07866343641

Simon Westwood

North Yorkshire LADO's (Local Authority Designated Officers)

In accordance with Working Together (2015), where an organisation has received an allegation that a volunteer or member of staff who works with children has:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children

You should contact the Duty Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on

01609 532477

A referral should be sent to the LADO within one working day using the LADO Referral Form, giving as much detail as possible.

Completed LADO Referral Forms should be emailed using secure mail (e.g. gcsx, pnn, cjsm, etc.) to

If you are an Egress user please email or if do not have secure email please contact 01609 532477 within office hours.

Where there is an immediate threat to a child please contact the Police or the contact the Emergency Duty Team (if outside office hours) on 01609 780780

If your enquiry is out of office hours please contact 01609 780780

For more information please see the NYSCB Managing Allegations Against Staff Practice Guidance and the LADO Referral From.

Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) Contacts

Hambleton / Richmond / Coast

Karen Lewis Tel: 01609 534200 Mobile: 07715 540711

Julie Kaye Tel: 01609 532508 Mobile: 07814 533363

Craven / Harrogate / Selby

Rosemary Cannell Tel: 01609 534974 Mobile: 07715 0540723

Susan Crawford Tel: 01609 532152 Mobile: 07813 005161