The Safeguarding Somerset Children Board sub-groups

In order to assist the Board with discharging its wider responsibilities, the following sub-groups have been created (in order of hierarchy);

  • Governance Group
  • Business Planning Group
  • Training and Professional Development Group
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Group
  • Quality and Performance Group
  • Learning & Improvement Group
  • Health Advisory Group
  • Children Missing Strategic subgroup

In addition, the following groups have been created to assist with audit analysis and discussion;

  • Audit Subgroup (West)
  • Audit Subgroup (East)

There are also 4 practitioner forums for our MAPIG (Multi Agency Practice Information Group) to share good practice and key themes from recent learning events.

  • Mendip
  • South Somerset
  • Taunton
  • Sedgemoor

Each sub-group is comprised of a multi-agency membership and is chaired by persons at senior management level within their agency. Each sub-group has a working mandate which is set out within their Terms of Reference.

Role of the Chair within the sub-group

The Chair of the sub-group will drive the progression of the work plan in line with the board’s business plan. The chair will also attend the Business Planning Group.

Role and Function of the sub-groups

Membership of sub-groups should include representation from all statutory agencies. Each sub-group will contribute to the SSCB’s annual report and business plan and may be tasked to undertake other specific activities as and when required by the SSCB.