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Partnership Board

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Partnership Board Reps

Your Reps on the Partnership Board are:

Representative – Janet Down, Solihull Life Opportunities
(email for information or feedback)
Alternate – David Lane, Development in Social Enterprise CIC

You can also view the Partnership Board page on Solihull Council’s website

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Solihull Partnership Board – Monday 9th September

Partnership Assembly 2014  – due to election day on 22nd May, 2014 it is planned to run this sometime in June – date will be circulated shortly.

Adult Safeguarding Board Report –  the board is working well together. The Fire Service and Health Watch are now regular attendees.  There are concerns about some sectors (Carers and Ambulance Service) not

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Solihull Partnership Board Meeting – 15 July 2013

Janet Down from SoLO attended as sector representative

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion

Action against poverty – any group wishing to be involved in the Champions Group should make contact with Dave Pinwell at SUSTAiN.

Partnership Assembly – anyone who has an idea of a speaker around the theme Connecting Communities, contact Melane Lockey

Key points of wider interest discussed

New chair – Diana

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Solihull Partnership Board Meetings – May & 3rd June

(David Lane attended as deputy)

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Families First (aka troubled families)


Firstly there was significant debate and update around the changes within the “Families First” (troubled families) agenda and services. The main being the head had tendered their resignation and therefore the Council had appointed an interim manager. The main thrust was to

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Solihull Partnership Board Meeting 11th March, 2013

Wider Interest Discussed

Presentation on Counter Terrorism

Solihull is recognized as a low risk area, however, partners were encouraged to be vigilant and raise any concerns of unexplained behaviour.

Safeguarding Boards

Reports were presented from the Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Boards. There have been some issues regarding delivery and input from certain agencies to deliver on agreed shared priorities.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Partnership Board – 17th December 2012

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

SUSTAiN to offer support to British Legion in Chelmsley Wood for bid to armed forces covenant funding source.

Volunteer partners to save the date for the assembly in May 2013

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Armed forces Covenant – monies are available – next funding round end of January.

Louise Casey – head of

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Confirm and Challenge meeting – Safeguarding Boards – 1st October 2012

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

We need to assure ourselves that voluntary organisations and, in particular, the small community groups are going to receive the appropriate level of support for safeguarding in the future.

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Solihull Partnership Board Members met with the Chair and lead officer from both the Childrens and Adults Safeguarding

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Partnership Board – 25 September 2012

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

We need to track the progress of the bid for additional funding for agencies to support information on benefits etc. to ensure that this keeps on the agenda. Please feedback to Janet Down

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

£150,000 was agreed to fund outreach activity to support programmes for tackling youth unemployment

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