Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board

Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has the purpose to ensure that children and young people feel safe and cared for in Cambridgeshire, by ensuring that organisations work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

In Cambridgeshire this includes Social Care Services, Education, Health, Police, Probation, Sports and Leisure Services, the Voluntary Sector, Youth Offending Team and Localities, Early Years Services.

This website is accessible to children and young people, families and communities as well as professionals working with children.


From 5 December the Cambridgeshire Family CAF is replaced by the Early Help Assessment.

This Assessment:

  • Provides a standardised and holistic assessment tool for professionals and volunteers to use with families to identify all of the needs within a family and how their various needs inter-relate, and 
  • Operates as a request for services and as such supports decision making about how a family’s needs might be addressed best.

A focussed and short assessment tool, it links directly into Early Help and, if necessary, Social Care planning processes.  The design of the EHA has been developed following extensive consultation with colleagues and partners which has shown the shorter assessment format better serves our children and their families.

The EHA, some short guidance and the associated Family Plan can be found at

For help, guidance and support please contact the Advice and Coordination Team on 01480 376666 or via email


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 The Government is asking community groups to directly sponsor refugee families settle in Cambridge City. 

The Full Community Sponsorship scheme will enable community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses, to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK. To find out more:

·  General Information:

·   ‘Help Refugees in the UK’ webpage:

Community Sponsorship Guidance: