The Quality and Performance Subgroup (Q&P) monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of SSCB partners and local organisations, individually and collectively, in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. It has responsibility to ensure that local policies and procedures are compliant with legislation and guidance, to carry out audit (including under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004), and to use the SSCB quality assurance framework to monitor and challenge partners’ safeguarding arrangements. The Q&P group determines the audit themes for the two Audit Sub Groups and receives summary reports from them.


QA framework v0.2 – SSCB Quality and Performance Framework, updated November 2017.