North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board (NYSCB)
North Yorkshire NYSCB Learning and Improvement Subgroup
The voluntary sector representatives have a key role in ensuring that the views of voluntary organisations and the people they work with and for, are heard.
Voluntary sector organisations have one place on North Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Children Board and on the Board’s Learning and Improvement Subgroup. These places are currently vacant and the Board has asked for colleagues to come forward to provide valuable input to planning and policies.
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board
‘We believe that keeping children and young people safe is everybody’s business.’
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board (NYSCB) is where leaders work in partnership to develop joint strategies, policies, procedures and plans to ensure safeguarding is central to every aspect of engagement with children. The Children Act 2004 requires local authorities to have a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The Board has a strong role in driving a genuinely collaborative approach and values VCS input. The next meeting is Monday 25 June. More information is here.
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board Learning and Improvement Subgroup
The Learning and Improvement subgroup has a role to:
identify, report and act on examples of national learning, innovation and good practice
plan, coordinate, commission and evaluate safeguarding training
commission audits and research significant themes arising from performance information
provide oversight and scrutiny of cases which meet the criteria for a serious case review.
The next meeting is Monday 9 July. More information is here.
Putting yourself forward
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, Subgroup or both, you should submit a nomination form, including the name of someone from within the VCSE sector but not working for the organisation you work or volunteer for, to support this application.
You are asked to include a personal statement setting out your knowledge and experience for the role, and how you would be able to draw on your contacts to inform your representational role. Should more people come forward than are needed, this text will be used for the sector to elect their representatives.
To be eligible as a nominee an organisation/person must:
be an independent voluntary organisation (not part of a project or part of another organisation)
be working in the area served by North Yorkshire County Council.