Cumbria LSCB - Subgroups

Business Group

Chair: Gill Rigg, LSCB Chair

Remit: The Business Group is led by Gill Rigg, Independent Chair of the LSCB. Members of the group include all Sub Group chairs. For details of the LSCB Sub Groups please see below:

Case Review / Child Death Overview Panel

Case Review Chair: Louise Mason-Lodge, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

Child Death Overview Panel Chair: Colin Cox, Public Health

Remit: Reviewing all deaths up to the age of 18, excluding both those babies who are stillborn and planned terminations of pregnancy carried out within the law. The group collects and collates information on each child and seeks relevant information from professionals and family members. Where a suspicion arises that neglect or abuse may have been a factor in the child’s death, referring a case back to the LSCB Chair for consideration of whether an SCR is required.

Professionals - If you would like to refer a case to the Case Review Group please complete a referral form, see Procedures (Referral for Case Review Group form).

Child Sexual Exploitation/Missing From Home

Child Sexual Exploitation can be a little known and underground activity which can take many forms from trafficking to use of social media.  There is a clear link to the risk of CSE and children who go “Missing from Home”.

Chaired by: Deborah Royston, Cumbria Children and Family Services

Children & Young People's Domestic Abuse Sub Group

Chair: Deborah Royston, Cumbria Children and Family Services

Remit: Work with the LSCB and the Safer Cumbria Partnership to set the strategic direction for Domestic Abuse, with specific attention to the needs of children and young people in Cumbria living with, witnessing, or being perpetrators of Domestic Abuse to ensure that they are safeguarded.

Education Sub Group

Chair: Claire Render, Wreay C of E Primary School

Remit: Support the LSCB in ensuring that education settings and providers, exercise their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Health Sub Group

Chair: Louise Mason-Lodge, North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group / Jane Jones, Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group

Remit: Support the LSCB in ensuring that health

 

Cumbria LSCB - Supporting Function Subgroups 

Communications, Engagement and Participation Sub Group

Chair: Pam Hutton. East Cumbria Family Support

Remit: The Communications and Engagement group exists to provide the support, guidance, planning and delivery of communications and engagement activity for the LSCB, its sub groups and their stakeholders. The Communications and Engagement group will use the wider network offered by LSCB members to communicate and engage with the children’s workforce.

Learning and Improvement Sub Group

Chair: Louise Mason-Lodge, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

Remit: The group will plan, co-ordinate, commission and evaluate high quality multi-agency training to the children’s workforce; will ensure that the learning and development provided within agencies will equip professionals to safeguard children; and contribute to the development of staff and organisations on a multi-agency basis.

Performance Management and Quality Assurance Sub Group

Chair: Richard Simpson, Barnardos

Remit: To establish and maintain the basket of multi-agency key performance indicators and quality measures to monitor our strategic objectives.

Reporting to the Performance Management and Quality Assurance Sub Group are three locality based Quality Assurance Groups (QAGs). The QAGs provide regular and robust challenge and scrutiny, to identify good practice, effectively challenge partners on quality and improve outcomes for children and young people in Cumbria.

QAG Chairs:

Mel Baxendale, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust (West QAG)
Julia Hassall, Children and Family Services (South QAG)
James Yallop, Cumbria Constabulary (North & Eden QAG)

Policy and Procedures Sub Group

Chair: Melanie Baxendale, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

Remit: To commission and recommend for approval by the LSCB, Policies and Procedures that result in effective multi-agency working together to safeguard and protect the children and young people of Cumbria.

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