Strengthen board communication, member dissemination, practitioner feedback
What has been achieved
- the multi-agency safeguarding policy and procedures and the organisational abuse procedures have been published on the website and circulated widely among all agencies represented at SGSAB
- the joining up of the Communications and Engagement subgroup with the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board
- both boards support each other in ensuring that the communication is clear and widely disseminated
- both boards have linked into national and local campaigns to deliver the safeguarding message.
- SGSAB newsletters are distributed to all members for dissemination and are published on the website.
Areas of weakness
- a lack of Board member communication is worrying – when members are requested to give their responses, only a small minority of members provide feedback
- it is difficult to identify how much information is being shared and disseminated within organisations and agencies and how well messages are communicated with practitioners.
- SGSAB newsletter to be enhanced with case studies that will include key messages for professionals
- check and test with practitioners to ensure information is being disseminated effectively to the workforce
- ‘Mystery Shopper’ activity to be undertaken by the board manager in autumn 2017.