LSCB Self Review Tool

How would a Local Authority or Local Safeguarding Children's Board know the Online Safety provision across the agencies and organisations that work with children in their area? How can they develop an area wide strategic plan for Online Safety?

A good starting point would be to use SWGfL's LSCB Online Safety Self Review Tool.

The tool provides excellent prompts to allow the Local Authority / Local Safeguarding Children's Board group to understand what they know (or don't know) about local Online Safety provision for young people across the area.

The review is at three levels: (Elements, Stands, Aspects), based on the PIES model (Policy & Leadership, Infrastructure, Education, Standards)

For each aspect there are five level statements, allowing the user to select a level that best describes provision in the LSCB area.

LSCBs that have used the tool have found it to helpful in reviewing current practice and enabling the development of a Strategic Plan and Work Plan.

LSCB Self Review Tool

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Elements Strands Aspects
Policy and Leadership Responsibilities Online Safety Sub Group
Online Safety Responsibilities
Policies Strategic Development
Online Safety Policies
Programme of Work (Action Plan)
Acceptable Use Policies
Embedding Policy and Practice
Reporting (in member agencies)
Dealing with Online Safety incidents / sanctions
Communications and
Communications Technologies
LSCB Online Safety Communications Plan
Awareness Raising
Media Strategy
Professional Standards
Infrastructure Services Filtering
Technical Security
Education Online Safety Training Strategy Online Safety Training Strategy
Online Safety Education
The Contribution of Young People
Staff Staff Training
Parents and Carers Parental Education
Wider Community Community Understanding
Standards & Inspection Monitoring Monitoring and reporting of Online Safety incidents
Monitoring the impact of the Online Safety strategy