To help the GSCB carry out its statutory functions and duties effectively a number of sub, task and reference groups are in place. Each sub group is chaired, and represented by a range of public agencies, supporting the key themes and priorities of the GSCB. Each sub group will report the group's progress into the main Board for consideration and scrutiny, at regular intervals.
The sub groups currently in place are listed below, please click on the name for further information and to view their Business Plan and Terms of Reference:
- Workforce Development Sub Group
- Multi Agency Quality Assurance Sub Group (MAQuA)
- Child Death Overview Panel Sub Group (CDOP)
- Communications Sub Group
- Serious Case Review (SCR) Sub Group
- CSE and Missing Children Sub Group
- Policy and Procedures Sub Group
- Education and Learning Sub Group
Information on the work of each of our sub groups, their business plan and terms of reference are detailed below.
The Workforce Development Group ensures that learning from local and national Serious Case Reviews is shared across the workforce and develops the quality of our workforce and measures the effectiveness and impact of multi agency safeguarding training.
Workforce Development Sub Group Business Plan 2014/15
Workforce Development Terms of Reference 2014
The Multi Agency Quality Assurance Sub Group evaluates work done by GSCB partners to make sure that everyone works well together and that what they do makes a positive difference for the safety and welfare of local children and young people.
MAQuA Business Plan 2016-17
Terms Of Reference - MAQuA November 2016
The Communications Sub Group of the GSCB and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (GSAB) is responsible for making sure that safeguarding messages and learning are communicated in the most effective way possible, both to professionals working with children and young people and the wider population.
The Serious Case Review (SCR) Sub Group is responsible for advising when a Serious Case Review should be considered and managing the process. The SCR Sub-Group is also responsible for contributing to the production of the multi-agency response plan and advising GSCB Sub-Groups of their actions once the plan has been signed off by the GSCB. This Sub Group includes members from the Child Death Overview Panel Group.
SCR Business Plan 2016/17
GSCB SCR ToR July 2016
The CSE and Missing Children Sub Group monitors and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the county's approach to identifying and tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) and also the responses for children who go missing.
CSE & Missing Sub Group Business plan
GSCB CSE sub-group terms of reference 2014/15
The Policy and Procedures Sub Group meets when required to review policies and procedures from the South West Policy and Procedures Group and to determine if any local policies need developing.
Policy and Procedure Sub Group Business Plan 2014/15
GSCB Policy and Procedures Terms of Reference May 2013
The Education and Learning Sub Group is responsible for ensuring that all educational settings including Early Years, Maintained, Special and Independent Schools, Academies, Colleges and Learning/Training Providers are working in line with GSCB priorities and Ofsted requirements.
E&L Sub-Group Business Plan 2016/17
TOR Education Learning