The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership Executive

The Executive comprises of the three key safeguarding partners – Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset County Council, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Safeguarding Somerset Children Partnership Subgroups

In order to assist the Partnership with discharging its wider responsibilities, the following subgroups have been created:

  • Partnership Business Group
  • Child Exploitation Subgroup
  • Quality and Performance Subgroup
    • Virtual Policy Working Group
  • Learning and Improvement Subgroup
    • Training and Development Working Group
  • Health Safeguarding Partnership
  • Education Safeguarding Partnership

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

Role of the Chair within the subgroup

The Chair of the subgroup will drive the progression of the work plan in line with the partnership’s business plan. The chair will also attend the Partnership Business Group.

Role and Function of the subgroups

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

Other Groups

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