Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership


Sefton Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit is responsible for matters relating to the protection of children from harm under the Licensing Act 2003, it must be notified of all license variations and new applications for the sale and supply of alcohol and public entertainment.

Safeguarding children – from birth to their 18th birthday – is a national licensing objective. This is not only about selling alcohol to children, but concerns wider safeguarding concerns such as:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Substance Misuse
  • Witnessing or being victims of crime
  • Anti-social Behaviour

Licensed premises are those that have been have been licensed under The Licensing Act 2003, and include:

  • Cinemas
  • Clubs
  • Department stores
  • Festivals
  • Hot Food Takeaways
  • Off Licenses
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Sports venues

To view Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Licensing Policy Statement