Sub-group information

In addition to the quarterly Board meetings, partners engage in a number of Sub-Groups to support specific workstreams.

Each Sub-Group of the SSASPB has its own Terms of Reference (ToR) and Business Plans through which to deliver their aims and objectives. These are informed by the SSASPB Strategic Plan and agreed priorities and refreshed annually. 

Executive Sub-Group

The purpose of the Executive Sub-Group is to ensure that the core functions as agreed in the SSASPB Constitution are carried out within the agreed governance framework and operational processes and that Board and sub group business plans are delivered.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (191 KB) 

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Sub-Group

The responsibility of the MCA Sub-Group is to seek assurance of the multi-agency
implementation of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and the Deprivation of
Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) legislation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (163 KB) 

Audit and Assurance (A&A) Sub-Group

The responsibility of the A&A Sub-Group is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of the activities performed by all board partners, both individually and collectively. The group also have the responsibility for ensuring that there are robust training frameworks in place.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (178 KB) 

Policies and Procedures (P&P) Sub-Group

The purpose of the P&P Sub-Group is to produce multi-agency policies and procedures that reflect national, and where appropriate regional policies and guidance and which promote effective and consistent practice across organisations who work with adults at risk within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Enquiry Procedures were refreshed following the Care Act 2014 and are reviewed at least annually and more frequently if necessary due to Case Law, new legislation, updated guidance and lessons learnt from reviews.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (197 KB) 

Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR) Sub-Group

The purpose of the SAR Sub-Group is to ensure that the Board undertakes Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) when appropriate, that agreed processes are followed and that lessons are learned.

Members of the Sub-Group have developed the SSASPB SAR Protocol and supporting appendices which are reviewed at least annually and more frequently if necessary due to Case Law, new legislation, updated guidance and lessons learnt from reviews.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (186 KB) 

District Safeguarding Sub-Group

The District Safeguarding Sub-group is a formally constituted arm of both Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (SSASPB) and the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB).

It is responsible for helping to ensure that the safeguarding adults and children agenda is fully embedded and driven forward in district and borough councils across Staffordshire and includes a representative from Stoke-on-Trent City Council to maximise engagement across both Local Authorities.

You can find further information in the Terms of Reference (292 KB)

You can also find a full list of 2019 meeting dates in the professionals area.