Escalation Policy:

Where professionals differ in their opinions and matters cannot be resolved internally the Boards encourage the use of the Escalation policy which is available to download.   Joint Escalation Policy



Other than complaints against partner organisations which cannot be resolved using individual partners’ complaints procedures the independent chair of the Boards can always be contacted.



North Somerset Safeguarding Boards website:  Terms and conditions of our website and our privacy statement are available to download.

Terms and Conditions for website usage of the North Somerset Safeguarding Boards

Privacy Policy for North Somerset Safeguarding Boards


Retention of all information relating to the LSCB/LSAB: All information is stored securely and held as follows:


Information for the management of the Boards

six years


Minutes from the Boards and it’s Executive

six years


Policies and procedures

six years



six years


Learning Reviews

15 years

Information collated for the production of a Serious Case Review or a Safeguarding Adult review report (this includes organisations’ Independent Management Reports (IMRs)


15 years

Action plans resulting from a Serious Case Review and Safeguarding Adult Reviews.


15 years

Serious Case Review and Safeguarding Adult Review final reports.  PLEASE NOTE: Final reports are transferred to the relevant case file and held in accordance with North Somerset Council’s retention schedule (this is currently being updated and will be uploaded by January 2019)


15 years


To comply with GDPR, Board members, members of its’ Executive and sub-groups are asked to securely dispose of all papers and reports as soon as possible after the Board or meeting has taken place. 

a)      A central copy of all Board papers and reports relating to the LSCB/LSAB and its Executive are held with the Board’s Co-ordinator for the agreed retention period.

b)      A copy of all sub-group reports will be held with the groups’ co-chair for the agreed retention period.


Indemnity Insurance:

All Board members are covered by their organisation’s indemnity insurance, this is with the exception of lay members.  Please note that whilst we value the opinions and professional judgements of our lay members they are exempt from taking any decisions arising from the Boards and its sub-groups.