Board Subgroups

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The working of the subgroups

Executive Group

An Executive Group supports the Board and is responsible for driving forward the WSCB Business Plan operationally.


Safeguarding Children Operational Group (SCOG)

Front line managers from across the partnership ensure policies, guidance, learning from Serious Case Reviews and new developments are effectively disseminated Isabel Marant Shoes . The subgroup also provides managers with direct lines of access and accountability to the Board. This has increased the Board’s reach and its scrutiny of front line practice.

Missing Children and Child Sexual Exploitation Subgroup

Scrutinises the effectiveness of services and the quality of the infrastructure to keep children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation and missing from home and care safe.

Child in Care Subgroup

The Child in Care Subgroup is overseeing the action plan that is delivering actions identified by children in care when they visited the Board in April 2014.

Training and Development Subgroup

The Training and Development Subgroup has ensured a full and focused delivery of multi-agency training in relation to safeguarding nd has led on the commissioning of this new website. The group has also coordinated WSCB promotional activities and campaigns with a view to raising the profile of the Board and raising awareness of how everyone can contribute to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Case Review Subgroup

The Case Review Subgroup monitors delivery on our Learning and Improvement Framework. The group operates as a critical incident panel as required.

 Quality Assurance and Performance Subgroup

The Quality Assurance and Performance Subgroup has scrutinised relevant performance and soft data including outcomes from complaints, section 11 audits and service evaluations in order to analyse the effectiveness of help provided to families to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children and young people.

Early Help Subgroup

The Early Help Subgroup ensures that services deliver effective early help to reduce risks and prevent problems escalating.

Policy and Practice Subgroup

The Policy and Practice Subgroup approves policies and strategies and oversees safer working and safer recruitment. The subgroup also supports practice and has set up a Shadow Board of Practitioners so that the Board can draw on their expertise

Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview panel (CDOP)

Figures of all child deaths up to the age of 18, excluding babies who are stillborn and planned legal terminations, are low in each LSCB area in Cheshire. This makes it more difficult to aggregate findings and maximise learning opportunities. We have therefore set up a Pan-Cheshire Child Death and Overview panel (CDOP); this has provided greater clarity of understanding about local child deaths.

Pan Cheshire Policy Group

This group consisists of representatives from Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington Safeguarding Children Boards and looks to ensure consistency in policy and procedures across the Cheshire footprint.