Executive Group and Case Review Panel
The Executive Group manages the business and operation of the Suffolk Board. The group also undertake reviews of cases where there is serious cause for concern as to the way in which the Authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child; and to advise on lessons that can be learnt. The group will also identify and manage Partnership Reviews of cases which do not meet the statutory Serious Case Review criteria but can provide valuable information about how organisations are working together and identify improvements.
Learning and Improvement Subgroup
Supports the LSCB in fulfilling its statutory duty to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Board partners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advise them on ways to improve. This is achieved by monitoring a range of performance data, statutory and practice audits and quality assurance activity.
Child Exploitation Strategic Subgroup
Supports the LSCB in fulfilling its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of exploitation. It provides the strategic oversight and delivery of the Child Exploitation Action Plan, focussing work across the partnership on Missing Children, Child Sexual Exploitation and Gangs and Groups.
Planning, Policy and Engagement and Training, Quality and Sufficiency Subgroup
Supports the LSCB in fulfilling its statutory duty through the development of robust policies and procedures. It aims to ensure that sufficient, high-quality multi-agency training is available to support these policies. Training evaluation and policy dissemination will indicate the effectiveness and impact on improving frontline practice and the experiences of children and young people.
Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)
Reviews all child deaths up to the age of 18, excluding those babies who are stillborn and planned terminations of pregnancy carried out within the law by collating information on each child. The panel determine whether the death was deemed preventable, had modifiable factors that may have contributed to the death and makes recommendations to the LSCB, or other relevant bodies, promptly so that action can be taken to prevent future such deaths where possible.
The Health Executive subgroup is divided into a strategic Health Executive for Directors and a Health Safeguarding Operational group for Provider Named Professionals which now includes MASH Specialist Nurses.
The remit of the Health Executive subgroup is to ensure that all Directors are aware of issues raised by the LSCB, to ensure that safeguarding risks and issues in their organisations are passed on through this group to the LSCB.
Area Safeguarding and Child at Risk of Exploitation (CaRE) Network Group
The Area Network meetings are used to share information, deal with issues of safeguarding practice, learn from cases and capture good practice in the locality. The CaRE group element of the meeting aims to support local implementation and compliance with multi-agency policies and procedures for identifying, assessing and responding to child exploitation and to also facilitate effective local multi-agency coordinated response to safeguarding victims of child exploitation.
The e-Safety group is responsible for developing and delivering the online safety strategy and action plan in Suffolk. The multi-agency group ensures a cross partnership approach to online safety and supports the action plan and the annual cyber survey.