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.
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.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (221 KB)
Learning and Development (L&D) Sub-Group
The purpose of the L&D Sub-Group is to, through high quality single agency and muliti-agency training, ensure a training framework is in place that:-
- Improves staff skills and knowledge
- Leads to improved practice
- Meets local needs
- Improves outcomes for adults with care and support needs who are at risk of abuse or neglect
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (217KB)
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Sub-Group
The MCA Sub-Group is responsible for seeking 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.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (163 KB)
Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Sub-Group
The PM&E Sub-Group is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of the activities performed by all Board partners, both individually and collectively.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (198 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.
Further information can be found 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.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (218 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.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference (292 KB)
A full list of 2017 meeting dates can be found in the professionals area.