The role of activity groups
Joint activity groups
Practice Improvement - Chaired by Jon Newton Head of Service, Integrated Care OPPD
The Practice Improvement Group focusses on learning and development, safeguarding reviews, multi-agency audits, policies and protocols and provides oversight to safeguarding cases.
Safeguarding Community Engagement - Chaired by Irene Newton, Lay member
The Safeguarding Community Engagement Group focuses on engaging local organisations with community champions or networks and offering them safeguarding partnership training on specific areas of risk, as identified by the Safeguarding Adults Board or Safeguarding Children’s Partnership. It also scrutinises and contributes to newsletters, website, annual reports and strategies.
Insights Activity Group
The Insights Activity Group is responsible for developing horizon scanning intelligence to identify current and future risks to the effectiveness of the Safeguarding Children Partnership arrangements.
Task and Finish Group - Cost of Living Crisis - Chaired by Sharon Burgess, Head of Service Adult Safeguarding
The Safeguarding Adults Board is bringing together agencies to ensure that we have effective processes and information sharing in place in the face of heightened risks for adult service users, carers, patients and dependants due to the cost of living crisis.
Children's activity groups
Vulnerable Young People Group (VYP) - Chaired by Angela Bent, Head of Service Practice Improvement and Centre of Excellence
The overarching aim of the VYP group is to action the Safeguarding Adolescents From Exploitation (SAFE) strategy. This focuses on children and young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation, children and young people exposed to exploitation through gang involvement, county lines, trafficking and serious youth violence, radicalisation and the prevent agenda, children missing from home or education.
Task and Finish Group - Child Q - Chaired by Chantel Palmer, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
The Practice Improvement Group have tasked this group to explore the learning from the Child Q CSPR against local practice and complete multiagency bench marking to highlight where practice needs to change in line with the recommendations.