All Network Representatives agree to represent the wider interests of the Network (not merely the interests of the individual organisation from which they come) – for more details see the Network Code of Practice. Reps report back to the Network via this feedback form.
Partnership groups on which the Network is represented include:
- Children’s Partnership
- Chief Officer’s Group
- Children’s Services Management Groups
- Edinburgh Child Protection Committee (ECPC)
- ECPC Training Subgroup
The purpose of the Children’s Partnership is to oversee the strategic direction of children’s services in Edinburgh. The Children’s Partnership sits within the community planning structures headed by the Edinburgh Partnership. The aim of the Partnership is to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision for children and young people through:
- Considering children’s services as a single service system;
- Establishing a joint children’s services plan;
- Ensuring inclusive access to universal services;
- Coordinating needs assessment; coordinating intervention;
- Effectively targeting services.
Meets on the first Wednesday every two months. You can view the Children’s Partnership terms of reference here.
The functions of this group are:
- To consider the strategic implications of inter-agency planning and work collectively to remove financial or structural barriers to achieving the Children’s Partnership’s agreed objectives;
- To ensure that strategic decisions in relation to services for children, young people and families are congruent with – and reflect – the partners’, local and national priorities;
- To ensure that Elected Members and members of partners’ governance structures are fully conversant with and able to inform and influence the planning and delivery of services for children, young people and families;
- To drive associated organisational change processes when required.
Meets on the first Wednesday every two months, alternating with the Children’s Partnership.
The remit of these groups is to work collaboratively and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families through the effective local coordination and management of children’s services and resources. The voluntary sector representative on each CSMG should link into the relevant Voluntary Sector Forum to help ensure coordinated representation of the sector.
Meet every two months.
- North East: Niki Powers
- South East: Paula Swanston
- South West: Danny Holligan
- North West: Margot MacKenzie
Child Protection Committees are locally-based, inter-agency strategic partnerships responsible for the design, development, publication, distribution, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of child protection policy and practice across the public, private and wider third sectors in their locality and in partnership across Scotland. Their role, through their respective local structures and memberships, is to provide individual and collective leadership and direction for the management of child protection services across Scotland. They work in partnership with their respective Chief Officers’ Groups and the Scottish Government to take forward child protection policy and practice across Scotland. This link provides more information about Edinburgh Child Protection Committee.
Meetings are every two months.
This subgroup looks at multi-agency training across the city with respect to Child Protection, contributing to and monitoring the effectiveness of the training programme.
Meets every two months.