COVID-19 SPB Business Continuity Plan

COVID 19 – Safeguarding Partnership Board Business Continuity Plans

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk continues to be a priority for the Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) and remains an absolute necessity during this isolation period.

While it is appreciated that all our partner agencies will be focussed on responding to the current service challenges, the role of the Safeguarding Partnership Board is to support agencies to maintain and further develop effective multi agency working in order to meet the needs of vulnerable people and to keep the Islanders of Jersey safe during these unprecedented times.

The Safeguarding Partnership Board is made up of over 20 members, representing key agencies in Jersey from the police, education, children’s services, probation, charities and voluntary sector, the prison and health.
The Board has reviewed all partnership activities, work streams, meetings and events and has agreed what can be progressed, approached differently, scaled back or postponed. These plans are explained in short below:

    • Due to Government of Jersey advice, in general, meetings, training courses, campaigns and learning events have been either scaled back or postponed. Some meetings have continued via conference calls where this has been necessary
    • Business and decision-making will be carried out via email, telephone call or conference call
    • The Board Manager and Independent Pan-Island Chair will monitor the progress of the agreed partnership board’s work programme
    • Complaints, concerns and notifications for potential Serious Case Reviews made to the SPB will be dealt with by the Board Manager in the first instance and a plan of how to progress will be agreed with the Independent Chair

As the COVID 19 situation progresses, the SPB will respond to the changes accordingly.

Please click here to view our COVID 19 Important Information and Useful Resources page.