Board Subgroups

Leadership Group (LG)

The Leadership Group is made up of key Board Members who work closely with the Chair to help direct and drive the work of the Board and its sub-groups, and to monitor progress against the Board’s overarching vision and business plans.

Performance Information and Quality Assurance Group (PIQAG)

Supports the NSCB in fulfilling its statutory duty to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of work done by the Local Authority and board partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and advise them on ways to improve.

Serious Case Review Group (SCRG)

Makes all decisions regarding and oversees the conduct of serious case reviews under Chapter 8 of the guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, and single and multi-agency management reviews, where children have died or been seriously injured as a result of abuse or neglect. For information regarding completed SCRs, please follow this link.

Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)

Undertakes comprehensive and multi-disciplinary review of child deaths to improve the understanding of how and why children in Norfolk die and use the findings to take actions to prevent further child deaths and more generally to improve the health and safety of children in Norfolk.

Workforce Development Group (WDG)

Supports the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) fulfilling one of it’s key responsibilities-to ensure both single and inter-agency training is delivered to a consistently high standard, and that a process exists for evaluating the effectiveness of training and ensure that all individual members of the workforce who have contact with children, families or parents are recruited and trained to a standard that facilitates effective safeguarding of children.

Local Safeguarding Children Groups (LSCGs)

Ensures effective front line coordination of agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and acts as a key link in ensuring that knowledge and intelligence from the local groups informs the Board.

Health Safeguarding Advisory Group (HSAG)

For health professionals, both providers and commissioners, to convene and discuss safeguarding issues from a purely health perspective and advise the Board on themes emerging, such as increased incidents of self harm.

District Council Advisory Group (DCAG)

To ensure that all Norfolk’s District Councils are meeting their duties and obligations under the Children Act 2004 and Working Together 2013 and increasing the visibility of the district council functions in the work of the NSCB.

Education Advisory Group (EAG)

To review NSCB actions specifically for schools and develop strategies for ensuring that the safeguarding agenda is taken forward by their colleague headteachers and governors, and to support effective communication ensuring that the Board has a mechanism through which to reach them and get their feedback on issues such as children missing education and promoting awareness of child sexual exploitation.

Early Years Advisory Group (EYAG)

To promote and raise awareness of the role of the sector and the EY professionals role, to support and challenge Early Year providers to ensure that they are fulfilling their safeguarding responsibilities effectively and to disseminate learning from serious case reviews.