SUSTAiN plays a prominent role, on behalf of Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector, in the Solihull Partnership.
What is the Solihull Partnership?
The Solihull Partnership is Solihull’s Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).
It brings together the different parts of the public, private, community and voluntary sectors, to work together and support one another in tackling the top priorities for making the Borough a better place to live.
The principle behind working in partnership is that working together on common goals, in a ‘joined up’ way is more effective and has a greater chance of success than individual agencies working in isolation on different aspects of the same issue.
The Solihull Partnership has agreed and published a Sustainable Community Strategy. This sets out a shared vision for improvements to the quality of life in Solihull over the period 2008 to 2018.
The Partnership is now working to realise the goals set out in that Strategy. Some of these are reflected in the Local Area Agreement. This is an agreement between the Partnership and Government and establishes the targets for the Partnership’s immediate priorities.
More information can be found on the Solihull Partnership section of Solihull Council’s website
The following provides a brief overview of each strategic group with links to further information
Solihull Partnership Governing Board:
The Governing Board is a voluntary partnership board that operates as the strategic decision-making and executive body for the Partnership and has overall stewardship of the effectiveness of partnership working in Solihull.
The Governing Board seeks assurances on the delivery of the 11 joint commissioning priorities for the partnership and also has a core focus on troubled families, domestic abuse, youth unemployment and action against poverty.
Children & Young People’s Trust Board:
The Children and Young People’s Trust (CYPT) brings local organisations together to improve the support available to children, young people and families in Solihull. The Trust is a voluntary partnership to promote co-operation between partner organisations to improve outcomes for children and young people aged 0 – 19, and for some young people such as those with learning disabilities and care leavers up to the age of 25.
The current priorities for the C&YPTB are: safe from harm; supporting parents and carers; good physical & emotional health; a full part in community life for disabled children and young people; things to do and places to go and engaging children and young people.
Safer Solihull / Community Safety Partnership:
The Solihull Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is committed to making Solihull a safe place in which to live, work and visit. It is the role of the CSP to strategically plan, commission and oversee services that tackle crime and disorder and address drug and alcohol misuse.
The current priorities for the Board are: domestic abuse, anti-social behavior & fear of crime, serious acquisitive crime & most serious violent crime, rehabilitation of offenders, substance misuse and road safety.
Adult Safeguarding Board:
The Solihull Safeguarding Adults Partnership is a multi-agency partnership comprising statutory, independent and charitable organisations which have a stakeholder interest in safeguarding adults. The Vision of the Board is to protect and promote individual human rights, the capacity for independence and improved well being so that vulnerable adults stay safe, are treated with dignity and respect, enjoy a sustained quality of life, and are at all times protected from abuse, neglect, discrimination, or poor treatment.
Local Safeguarding Children’s Board:
Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is a statutory body responsible for protecting children at risk of significant harm, and contributing to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child and young person.
The current priorities for the LSCB are: developing quality assurance arrangements, develop a borough-wide e-safety strategy, safeguarding awareness raising in the sports and leisure sector, review all internal arrangements regarding training needs, training provision and gaps, child sexual exploitation strategy is in place, improved identification of and response to children and young people living with neglect and service provision to support, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
Health & Wellbeing Board:
The Health and Wellbeing Board, is a statutory board which has the responsibility for developing and contributing to the delivery of a joint health and wellbeing strategy for the Solihull area. The Board includes local commissioners across the NHS, public health and social care, and elected representatives to discuss how to work together to better the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people in the area.
Who represents me?
For details on who represents the Voluntary sector, see the VCSRG (Voluntary & Community Sector Reference Group) section
You can find out more about the Solihull Partnership on the Solihull Council website