The work of the Safeguarding Children Board is supported by a number of sub committees. To raise an issue or to find out further information you can contact your VCS rep.
The Board brings together representatives from various agencies and organisations in Stoke-on-Trent to work in partnership to protect children and young people in our city.
The VCS rep is Mel Dunn, Staffordshire Housing Group.
Executive Group is responsible for ensuring that the statutory functions of the Board are being effectively discharged and for overseeing the work plans of the sub committees. The Executive is made up of Chairs from the sub committees; there is currently no Voluntary Sector chair. For further information please contact Carole.Preston@stoke.gov.uk, Safeguarding Children Board Manager.
Communications and Publicity sub committee is responsible for communicating issues regarding the safeguarding of children and young people to individuals and bodies in the area of the authority, raising awareness of how this can best be done, and encouraging them to do so.
The VCS rep is Catherine Small, NSPCC.
Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation sub committee is responsible for monitoring andevaluating the effectiveness of what is done by the Local Authority and Board partners, individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent.
Policy and Procedure sub committee is joint with its Staffordshire SSCB equivalent and is responsible for developing multi-agency procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
The VCS rep is: Andy Bush, Chief Executive, Gingerbread, email email@example.com
Practice sub committee was established to identify and agree resolutions in respect of issues arising from multi-agency working around safeguarding children and young people.
The VCS is represented by NSPCC, Dominic Wain; YMCA, T3 Crime Reduction Initiatives, Rosie Greaves.
Serious Case Review sub committee is responsible for undertaking reviews of cases where abuse or neglect of a child/young person is known or suspected when a child/young person has died or been seriously harmed, and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the Authority, their Board partners or other relevant people have worked together to safeguard the child/young person.
The VCS rep is Teressa Chatfield, NSPCC
Training sub committee is responsible for ensuring that a single and inter-agency training programme on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is provided in order to meet local needs.
The VCS is represented by NSPCC, Dominic Wain; and YMCA, Alison O'Donovan.