Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board New Arrangements

Posted on Friday 29th March 2019
From 29 March there will be a joint Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. The board will formally meet for the first time on 2 April. Meetings will then be held monthly until July 2019 and then move to quarterly; chairing of the meetings will rotate between the four statutory safeguarding partners who are:
  • ACC Jennifer Sims, Staffordshire Police
  • Heather Johnstone, executive director of nursing and quality, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Mark Barratt, director children and family services, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Helen Riley, deputy chief executive and director for families and communities, Staffordshire County Council

A joint Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership will be set up to support the Safeguarding Board to deliver the priorities and plan. This sub-group will be supported by a Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Scrutiny and Assurance Hub which will be staffed by the Local Safeguarding Children Board Team.

View the new arrangements document (2.46 MB). 

There will be a transition period that will see a range of activity being commissioned, which will include:

  • The development of a website for the joint Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board
  • Review of the existing multi-agency training offer
  • Conversations with organisations that could undertake a review of the new arrangements in December 2019