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2 VCS Strategic Representation on London Children’s Trusts

3 From the information we’ve received so far All of the VCS’s in the London Boroughs who’ve replied are represented on their Children’s Trust. In some cases this is just on the overarching board – CYP Partnership.

4 LSCB – Local Safeguarding Children Board From the Borough’s we’ve heard – 2 aren’t represented on their LSCB 6 aren’t represented on their LSCB Training Sub Group

5 Elections The majority of reps have been elected by their CYP Network or Forum A couple of Boroughs have reps who have offered to take on the role or have been asked without any formal election process Community Engagement Network Reps Nominated by trustees for a fixed period

6 Job Description Just under half have a JD In some cases, where there is no job description there are:- Induction Packs Handbooks Protocols Task Description

7 Support All but three of the Boroughs said that their Reps were supported by a Local Infrastructure Organisation (LIO) such as a CVS CYP Voluntary Sector Forum Social Council Voluntary Sector Unit in LA

8 Training 14 Boroughs offer training for reps 9 don’t but have handbooks, induction packs, protocols instead

9 Financing Representation/Backfill 17 Boroughs don’t offer any pecuniary recompense 5 do through the Local Authority or other sources

10 Evaluating the effectiveness of VCS Strategic Representation 2-5 Boroughs have some form of evaluation process 16 Boroughs don’t do any evaluation

11 Support around strategic representation 20 Boroughs have said ‘yes’ 2 Boroughs have said ‘no’

12 Audit Commission Report October 2008 Are We There Yet? ‘The private and voluntary and community sectors are less engaged, despite their large contribution to children’s services.’


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