Briefing - North Yorkshire Forum for Voluntary Organisations

Report
The role of the NYSCB
Statutory Objectives
a) to coordinate what is done by each person or body
represented on the Board for the purposes of
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
in the area; and
b) to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each
such person or body for those purposes.
What we do
 Develop multi-agency policies and procedures for
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
 Raising awareness
 Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of arrangements
for the safeguarding and welfare of children
 Advising Board partners on ways to improve
 Participate in the planning of services for children in the
North Yorkshire, and
 Undertake reviews of serious cases and advise Board
partners on lessons learned
Partner Involvement
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Board and Executive
Executive
 Determine the Board’s Business Plan
 Monitor performance against the Plan
 Determine the Board agenda and
resources
 Determine key issues requiring
executive action by partners, for
example sign off of Serious Case
Review Overview Report
recommendations and implementation
plans, and
 Accept the Annual Report
Board
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Develop a robust understanding of the
quality of multi-agency child protection
practice and ensure it is effectively used to
challenge and drive on-going improvements
Contribution to the safeguarding and
welfare of children in North Yorkshire
Consider partners contribution to the
advancement of the NYSCB Business Plan
Give direction to and receive updates from
the Children’s Safeguarding and Strategy
Groups
Subgroups
 Case Review Subgroup – considers any cases highlighted
within agencies where multi-agency learning can be derived
 Workforce Development Subgroup – Identifies multi-agency
training requirements and evaluates the effectiveness of multiagency and single agency training.
 Missing from Home and Care Subgroup – Consider multiagency responses to children missing from home and care
 Child Death Review Panel Steering Group – identifies learning
identified from the child deaths and multi-agency responses
Subgroups
 Child Sexual Exploitation Subgroup – Consider multi-agency
responses to children who are at risk of being or have been sexually
exploited
 Missing from Home and Care Subgroup – Consider multi-agency
responses to children missing from home and care
 Quality Assurance and Performance Subgroup – Considers NYSCB
dataset, maintaining an overview of audit activities, learning
opportunities, patterns and trends, and directing the work of the
Audit Group
 Communication and Engagement Subgroup – Responsible for the
Communication and Engagement Strategy, website content and
publications
Task Groups
 Established to undertake specific tasks which sit
report to individual subgroups
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Young People Who Sexually Harm Task Group
Multi-Agency Audit Group
E-Safety Task Group
Training Implementation Group
Multi-Agency Audit Group
Serious Case Review Subgroup
Children’s Safeguarding
and Strategy Groups (CSSGs)
 The over-arching aim of each Children’s Safeguarding & Strategy
Group is to improve the lives and outcomes of children and
young people locally. This is achieved through the co-ordination
of collaborative partnership activity at the local level in support
of the objectives of the NYSCB and the Children’s Trust Board to:
 promote the work of the NYSCB, ensuring local arrangements for
the safeguarding of children are fit for purpose
 provide scrutiny of, and challenge to, those arrangements where
appropriate
 secure local delivery of NYSCB objectives and priorities, as
described in the Children & Young People’s Plan (CYPP)
 secure local delivery of Children’s Trust Board objectives and
priorities, as described in the NYSCB Business Plan
Strategic Objectives of the
NYSCB Business Plan
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The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Board will drive the local
strategy to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Children and
Young People involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation and
who are subject to multiple vulnerabilities
The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Board will ensure that
partner agencies promote early help, recognise, and respond
to neglect of children and young people
NYSCB will work with partners to develop and implement
effective mechanisms for collecting and evaluating feedback
from children, young people and their families and ensure that
this is used to influence service development
Learning impacting on practice
 Development of the Learning and Improvement Framework
 Development of a multi-agency audit plan and completion of audits
of pre-birth assessments and strategy meetings
 Themed practitioner audits
 Significant Incident Learning Process (SILP) Review of a child death
(the outcome report is published on our website,
www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk)
 Audits of multi-agency compliance with Section 11 of the Children Act
2004
 Cases considered by the Child Death Review Panel
Key achievements which
link to your practice
We have:
 Continued to develop our learning from practice to improve
procedures and how professionals work together
 Revised our multi-agency procedures and practice guidance to ensure
it is up-to-date, informative, takes learning from practice and is clear
 Developed the NYSCB Briefings to ensure that you are kept up to date
with the latest issues discussed at the Board
 Improved our website content to make it accessible, more interactive
and more informative
 Developed the Children’s Safeguarding and Strategy Groups to
provide local links for practitioners to the Board and ensure that local
priorities link to the Board
Key achievements which
link to your practice
We have:
 Listened to your views on training and improved our range of
courses at different levels
 Raised awareness of key issues linked to our Business Plan and
Strategic objectives such as CSE and Early Help
 Held themed conferences for Child Sexual Exploitation, Early
Help and Working With Teenagers
NYSCB Briefings
 You should expect to
receive the NYSCB
Briefing from your
Board Representative
once a quarter.
 They are also available
from the link below:
http://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/briefings.html
Who to Contact
Prof. Nick Frost
NYSCB Independent Chair
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board
County Hall, Northallerton
Dallas Frank
Safeguarding Children Board Manager
Tel: 01609 535187
E-mail: [email protected]
Haydn Rees Jones
NYSCB Policy and Development Officer
Tel: 01609 535188
E-mail: [email protected]
Susan Colville
Child Sexual Exploitation Project Lead
Tel: 01609 534391
E-mail: [email protected]
Katie Hibbs
Senior Development Officer
Tel: 01609 533524
E-mail: [email protected]
Alison Carter
NYSCB Administrator
Tel: 01609 535182
E-mail: [email protected]
www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk

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