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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils Investigation Report

Annex 2: Glossary

CID

Criminal Investigation Department, a branch of the police which investigates serious crimes

CSCI

Commission for Social Care Inspection, responsible for the registration and inspection of children’s social care services between 2004 and 2007

DfE

Department for Education

Director of Children’s Services

The officer within each local authority who has statutory professional accountability for all children’s services, including education and social care

HMIC

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary: until 2017 the name of the body responsible for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces 

HMICFRS

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services: from 2017 the name of the body responsible for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services

LADO

Local Authority Designated Officer, an officer in each local authority’s children’s social care service to whom allegations or concerns about the protection of children are reported. Responsible under statute for investigating such complaints

Lead Member for Children’s Services

The councillor within each local authority who has statutory political accountability for all children’s services, including education and social care

LSCB

Local Safeguarding Children Board, a multi-agency body set up in each local authority, with an independent chair, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the area. From 2018, replaced by Safeguarding Children Partnerships

NCH

National Children’s Home

NCSC

National Care Standards Commission, responsible for registering children’s homes and fostering services and then carrying out inspections between 2002 and 2004

NSPCC

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, responsible for inspections of children’s social care since 2007 

PEEL assessment

An annual assessment of police forces conducted by HMICFRS 

Social Services Committee

A local authority committee, primarily consisting of councillors, which was politically responsible for children in care until 2000 

SSI

Social Services Inspectorate, established in 1985 to improve effectiveness and efficiency of social services and to promote necessary development, including in children’s social care

The City

Nottingham City Council

The Councils

Collective reference to both Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council 

The County

Nottinghamshire County Council

The police

Nottinghamshire Police

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