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Sub committees

There are currently five LSCB sub-committees which meet quarterly. Membership of each sub-committee is multi-agency and each sub-committee has terms of reference which is reviewed annually.

Performance and Quality Assurance

This sub-committee oversees the performance and quality framework which has been agreed by the partner agencies of the LSCB.

The work of this sub-committee also includes developing audit tools to enable partner agencies to effectively monitor safeguarding arrangements within their own agencies (e.g. section 11 audits).

Another key aspect of the work of the performance and quality sub-committee has been to develop a data set which picks out the main national indicators for safeguarding children, as well as the local ones which are relevant in Hillingdon. This data set has been built into the two year business plan of the Hillingdon Local Safeguarding Children Board and will be reviewed on an annual basis as part of its business planning workshop.

Meeting dates:

2017

  • Thursday 23 February
  • Thursday 18 May
  • Thursday 14 September
  • Thursday 9 November

2018

  • Thursday 8 February
  • Thursday 3 May
  • Thursday 6 September
  • Thursday 8 November

Case review

The case review sub-committee has been arranged in order to review serious case reviews, safeguarding adult reviews and domestic homicide reviews, and to ensure that learning is embedded and cascaded into the children and adult services. The sub-committee has representatives from both adult and children services, as learning needs to be disseminated across both service areas.

Once a case review has been completed recommendations are tracked through the case review sub-committee. Regular reports are then presented to the executive board of both the Hillingdon LSCB and Hillingdon Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB).

Meeting dates:

2017

  • Monday 20 February
  • Monday 22 May
  • Monday 11 September
  • Monday 6 November

Learning and Development

The multi-agency joint LSCB and SAB Learning and Development sub-committee’s role is to promote high standards of safeguarding by ensuring that training opportunities are provided and learning and development from serious case reviews and other safeguarding activities are shared to local staff within Hillingdon, this includes the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.

Meeting dates:

2017

  • Monday 20 February
  • Monday 22 May
  • Monday 11 September
  • Monday 6 November

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

The CSE sub-committee was originally formed as a task and finish group, but due to the high priority placed on CSE by the Hillingdon LSCB, it is now a substantive sub-committee that reports directly to the Operational Board. The sub-committee has a robust action plan based on the model of Prevention, Protection and Prosecution.

Its key functions are:

  • Scope the scale of the problem within Hillingdon by collecting and monitoring local data
  • Share responsibility among members for the coordination and delivery of the CSE action plan
  • Report to LSCB on progress, highlighting any specific barriers or areas of risk within the implementation of the action plan
  • Raise awareness of sexual exploitation, missing, trafficked and gang related children/young people within agencies and communities
  • Encourage the reporting of concerns about sexual exploitation, missing, trafficked and gang related children/young people
  • Support the identification of training and awareness needs
  • Disseminate guidance and examples of good practice

Its aim for 2016/17 is to ensure that the CSE prevention and intervention strategy is embedded into practice to ensure the risk to young people is reduced.

Meeting dates:

2017

  • Wednesday 22 February
  • Wednesday 24 May
  • Wednesday 20 September
  • Wednesday 22 November

Joint Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults arriving through Heathrow Airport (JSSAT)

This sub-committee is unique to the Hillingdon LSCB and its aim is to continue to strengthen the partnership that we have with Heathrow Airport and the Local Authority and other partner agencies. Operations at Heathrow remain a priority for children’s social care who support Border Force Officers in preventing child trafficking and potential victims of FGM being taken out of and returning to the UK.

A close working relationship between Heathrow, Boarder Force and Children’s Services is crucial in enabling the agencies to work together to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children who arrive at Heathrow.

The sub-committee now includes information regarding vulnerable adults travelling through the airport and therefore we have representatives from adult services.

Meeting dates:

2017

  • Thursday 23 February
  • tbc