Sub Groups

 Executive Group

This group is responsible for ensuring that the Board has as its main focus the current strategic priorities that impact on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children on the Isle of Wight. It provides leadership and direction for the IOWSCB, ensuring that the Business Plan is delivered and an Annual Report produced.
The Current Chair is: Derek Benson
Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Subgroup (MET)

This group identifies, addresses and reduces incidents of child sexual exploitation, trafficked and missing children through understanding the nature and extent of the local issues and overseeing effective information sharing and producing a local strategy and action plan.

The current Chair is: Detective Chief Inspector Nick Plummer, Hampshire Constabulary
Education and Schools Subgroup

This group facilitates communication across the education sector on their statutory safeguarding duties, the local safeguarding challenges and is responsible for disseminating learning from audits and serious case reviews. Led by the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire’s Deputy Director for Education, the group is pivotal in identifying strategic and practice issues from within the sector and making recommendations to the IOWSCB.

The current Chair is: Natalie Smith, Head of School Improvement
Performance & Quality Assurance Subgroup (PQA)

This group co-ordinates and embeds quality assurance and produces an analysis on the effectiveness of what is being done by IOWSCB partner agencies, individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It has oversight of all multi agency and single agency audits, section 11 audits and analysis of performance data about safeguarding within relevant agencies on the Isle of Wight.

The current Chair is: Kathy Marriott, Area Director, Children’s Services
Learning and Inquiry Subgroup

This group supports the IOWSCB Independent Chair in establishing the initial scope for any serious case review (SCR) where the criteria as set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 are met. They will advise on commissioning of other types of reviews, and develop procedures and protocols for undertaking SCRs, case audits and management reviews on the Isle of Wight. It monitors the progress of actions taken following recommendations arising out of SCRs.
The current Chair is: Stuart Ashley, Deputy Director, Children’s Services
 Workforce Development Subgroup

This group co-ordinates, promotes and quality assures training and development opportunities to meet local need. It produces a strategy and training plan aligned to the IOWSCB business plan and which reflects the recommendations arising from inspections, audits and serious case reviews. It also organises annual learning lessons events.

The current Chair is: Jayne Shelbourne Barrow, Head of Service, Youth Offending Team
Isle of Wight Child Death Overview Panel

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The current Chair is: Emma Blake, Designated Doctor for Children's Safeguarding and Unexpected Child Deaths, IOW Clinical Commissioning Group
4LSCB Policy and Procedures Subgroup (4LSCB)

This group maintains and keeps up to date the 4LSCB on-line safeguarding procedure manual. It reviews the existing and produces new policies and protocols in response to local need and national guidance.

The current Chair is: rotated between the Board Managers in the 4LSCB.

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