Each year the Board sets out its priority areas of work in the Strategic Business Plan. The current plan has been compiled with input from all partner agencies of the Board. The priorities have been identified from case reviews, statutory duties, local issues, and national as well as London-wide areas of concern. The work will be carried out via the sub-groups of the Board and progress will be reviewed regularly.
The Business Plan follows on from and updates the 2015/17 plan developed last year. The overall objective of the ESCB is, as always, the coordination of what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area, and to ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for these purposes (Section 14 Children Act 2004)
There are a number of tasks and activities which are part of the Core Business of the ESCB which will be addressed over the course of the year in a variety of ways and outcomes and effectiveness will be monitored through the subcommittees and the Board itself. There are also a number of specific safeguarding themes which have been identified from local and national issues and drivers including Serious Case Reviews and the activity of the ESCB subcommittees which have been included among the priorities for the coming year.
The plan does not go into detail about specific action and timescales. Its function is to establish the board’s priorities for the year and identify means of demonstrating whether these priorities have been met. More detailed activities will be incorporated into the detailed action plans of the Board’s subcommittees
You can download a copy of the current Business Plan below
If you have any comments or queries about the plan please email us.