Sub Groups support the SLSCB in assuring the safety and well-being of children and young people in Stockton-on-Tees through the role they have in supporting the work of the Board, working together to review performance and practice and carry out specific pieces of work. Some work is carried out with a specific focus on work taking place in Stockton-on-Tees and some is carried out with other LSCB's in the Tees area.
One sub group focuses on performance but it is recognised that this can't be done in isolation of the other sub groups. It is therefore more specifically looking at establishing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring quality assurance and performance management activity on a multi-agency safeguarding children basis which helps to identify good practice and areas for development.
The Board also receives S11 and assurance reports from partners which enables them to scrutinise and challenge each other. The aim of which is to:
Agreement was reached in February 2016 for the four LSCB's in the Tees area; Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland to establish a Tees LSCBs Performance Framework Group which will be chaired by the Executive Nurse for Hartlepool & Stockton and South Tees CCG who sits on all four Boards. This will help the Boards in the Tees area compare and learn from each other.
SLSCB has developed its own comprehensive overview of the quality, timeliness and effectiveness of multi-agency practice in Stockton-on-Tees which is monitored and assessed in different ways as reflected upon in its Learning Improvement Framework and Performance Data Framework. One element of this is the presentation, scrutiny and challenge of key reports.
Examples of the reports received are available from the links below:
MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community in order to protect the public.
The legislation requires the police, prison and probation services (acting jointly as the Responsible Authority) to: