European Joint Support Unit

European Joint Support Unit


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, protecting them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting them from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to their health or development. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.

The Local Safeguarding Partnership Board (LSPB)

As set out in JSP 834, overseas commands supporting children must have a Local Safeguarding Partnership Board (LSPB) established. The purpose of the LSPB is to co-ordinate and ensure the effectiveness of local arrangements and services in the safeguarding and promoting of welfare for both children and vulnerable adults.

LSPB Structure

The EJSU LSPB is chaired by the EJSU Commanding Officer and consists of senior representatives from all key agencies and organisations concerned with the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The LSPB is responsible for reporting into the Main SPB Steering Group.


The policies and procedures are developed by the LSPB and are regularly reviewed in line with national legislation, regulations and guidance in accordance with JSP834 – Safeguarding, Working together to safeguard children 2018 and the MOD Children & Young People Board Terms of Reference.

British Forces Social Work Services are open for business 24-7 where a duty worker will remain on call for any out of hours or urgent situations.

Telephone – +44 808 168 3111
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The #OnlineSafetyAtHome campaign contains home activity packs with 15-minute activities for parents and carers to do with their children using CEOP’s ThinkUKnow educational resources. New activities will be launched fortnightly.

We all have a role to play in stopping Child Sexual Abuse. For advice and support:     
#StopAbuseTogether #CEADay21

Safeguarding Children & Young People