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2.5 LSCP Sub Groups


Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Sub groups


This chapter was amended in May 2014 to add a link to the Lincolnshire's SCP Sub Group Website.


  1. Sub Groups
  2. Conflict of Interest
  3. Decision Making

1. Sub Groups

Some aspects of the LSCP's work will be conducted through a number of permanent or temporarily convened sub-groups. See Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Sub groups.

  • The Operational Delivery Group will appoint Chairs and members of all sub-groups.
  • All sub-groups will report to the Operational Delivery Group at each meeting with exceptional issues highlighted. A written report will be provided at business planning meetings and at the Annual General Meeting.
  • The Operational Delivery Group may co-opt members to assist sub-groups and will decide on whether or not the co-opted members have voting rights.
  • Sub-groups will have the power to invite people to attend meetings to help and advise them, but these visitors will not have a vote.
  • All groups will fulfil responsibilities identified in the LSCP Business Plan

2. Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may arise where an individual's personal, professional or family interests conflict with those of the LSCP. At the commencement of meetings members will be asked to declare potential conflicts of interest in any aspect of the agenda. The Chair, at his/her discretion, may ask the individual to leave the meeting for the whole or part of the relevant agenda matter.

The LSCP operates a conflict of interest policy to avoid:

  • Free discussion being inhibited
  • Decisions being taken that are not in the best interests of the Board
  • Any impression that the LSCP has acted improperly

The aim of the policy is to protect both the LSCP and the individual partner organisations involved from any appearance of impropriety.

3. Decision Making

In matters relating to policy, procedure and practices of the LSCP, where consensus cannot be achieved, it will be the responsibility of the Chair to make a decision. In this event the Chair will take reasonable steps to consult with Board members. The Accountable Body does not have decision making power other than as one member of the Board.

The LSCP will make clear recommendations with the purpose of providing leadership and guidance to participating agencies. The Board cannot compel a participating individual agency to implement any decision.

In matters relating to financial contributions of individual agencies decisions must be reached by consensus.

Sub Groups will seek to make decisions by consensus, where consensus cannot be achieved, the issue must be brought to the Operational Delivery Group for a decision.