a) Safe From Harm - Mary Le Breuilly gave a summary to the Board on the spotlight on e-safety:
Vanessa Bishop pointed out that evidence is required on how we are measuring the effects of the activities taking place. Mary Le Breuilly said that HRBQ was very helpful in measuring this, and that school advisors monitor progress annually.
Cllr Joe Tildesley asked for examples of direct impact, where we have detected or prevented abuse. Deb Jenkins has case study examples of impact showing how this strategy has prevented any potential abuse.
Sally Bourner informed the Board that Sue Holder, from the Police, can get some information on how this has helped prevention as well.
Cllr Norman Davies wanted to know what was happening about Cyber bullying. Mary Le Breuilly informed that ABBA work covers cyber bullying and Mo Bham is the lead on this.
Cllr Joe Tildesley asked that progress be reported to the LSCB in March, once impact measures are in place.
b) Child Health (accident prevention (Ian Mather) & Be Health Group terms of reference and work plan)
Hayley Moran would like to see incidents involving children with learning disabilities but difficult to measure.
Cllr Norman Davies praised Safeside, and noted the importance for children of learning to manage risk.
Andrea Quigley asked what the age limit was and how does this link into schools and colleges, and injury prevention whilst training. Ian Mather reported that most indicators are up to 18 years of age but there is nothing specific that links into schools and colleges.
Janet Down pointed out that this evidence was not accurate because it only covers Solihull Hospital and does not include Heartlands.
Stephen Munday noted that there isn't great scope for improvement (with some caveats on the data available) and proposed that practice is checked against NICE Guidelines.
Stephen Munday agreed to report back to the LSCB to show the initial piece of work carried and data collection and additional work on child injuries.
The Board agreed the accident prevention recommendations and endorsed the terms of reference for the Child Health Improvement Group.
c) Parent / Family Support (Karen Murphy)
Andrea Quigley suggested possible accreditation for community parent' volunteers.
Hayley Moran noted that Parents Forum & Solihull CAN were not mentioned in the report.
Janet Down was concerned that there was a danger in losing a huge amount of interest in Mellow Parenting because of lack of funding. What was the outcome for the 23 parents with learning disabilities?
Karen Murphy asked the Board to suggest further decision-making groups for parents to join - information to be circulated.
d) Active Involvement (Sally Bourner)
Sally Bourner asked the Board to send in nominations to Ben Lewing for a representative to join the Active Involvement Management Group, this has to be a front line deliverer and not a strategic person.
Steve Whitehorn (Jobcentre Plus) put himself forward as a representative.
Sally Bourner asked Board members to ensure the active involvement audit is completed and returned by the 16th of December.
e) Disabled Children (Vanessa Bishop)
Vanessa Bishop updated the Board on the performance report for Disabled Children.
f) Play (Karen Murphy)
Karen Murhpy updated the Board on Play report prepared by Ruth Shand and Lisa Harrison and placed the emphasis on collaborative working.
Deb Jenkins & SH to provide examples of impact of the e-safety strategy
Mary Le Breuilly to prepare impact measures for the e-safety strategy
Vanessa Bishop & Mary Le Breuilly to report back to the LSCB on progress and impact
Stephen Munday and Ian Mather to report back to the LSCB on child accidents
Accident Prevention Task and Finish Group to be established to monitor and audit current practice, and improve information sharing - Ian Mather.
Board members to respond to request for opportunities for parents to join decision-making groups - All
Board members to nominate a rep for the AIM Group and ensure completion of the active involvement audit - All