West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 20th June, 2019 10.15 am

Venue: Chichester District Council, Committee Rooms, 1E Pallant House, Chichester, PO19 1TY

Contact: Erica Keegan on 033 022 26050  Email:

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10.15 am


Chairman's Welcome

10.16 am


Declaration of Interests

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda.  They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.  Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it; if in doubt contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

10.18 am


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the Board is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances.

10.20 am


Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

The Board is asked to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 25 April 2019.

10.22 am


OFSTED Inspection Judgement of Children's Services and the County Council's Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Following the Ofsted inspection of the County Council’s Children’s Social Care Services in February-March 2019, an ‘inadequate’ judgement was given in Ofsted’s report published on 8 May 2019.  The attached report explains the context for the creation of a Children First Practice Improvement Plan. 


The Board is asked to:


1)  note the process for the production and delivery of the Children First Practice Improvement Plan, the progress to date and the further actions in hand; and

2) consider how the Health and Wellbeing Board could contribute to the Children First Improvement Programme.


10.45 am


Public Forum

The Board invites questions and comments from the public observers present at the meeting.  Those with more complex issues are asked to submit their question before the meeting (ideally several days) in order to allow a substantive answer to be given.  Contact Erica Keegan on Tel: 0330 22 26050 (a local call) or via e-mail:

11.00 am


Health and Wellbeing in Chichester pdf icon PDF 435 KB

A presentation will be given by Chichester District Council on the work this Council has been doing with respect to health issues relevant to the Chichester District’s residents.


The Board is asked to:


1)   note the presentation;

2)   comment and ask questions on the information received; and

3)   provide feedback on how the Board and Local Health and Wellbeing Partnerships could support the Health Priorities in Chichester.


Please note the presentation is not attached to this agenda but will be tabled at the meeting.

11.20 am


West Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSSCP) arrangements pdf icon PDF 225 KB

This report concerns revisions to statutory legislation which will result in the cessation of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). LSCBs are required to publish arrangements by 29th June 2019 describing how they will safeguard children in their local authority area.


The Board is asked to:


1)   promote Child Safeguarding responsibilities as described in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 to harness a coherent and effective approach to work across West and Pan Sussex safeguarding and partnership arenas;

2)   provide feedback on how best the WSSCP can utilise this opportunity to support the Partnership’s ambition to work innovatively across its wider networks via a Memorandum of Understanding; and

3)   support the WSSCP’s drive to improve services for children and their families across West Sussex following the recent Ofsted inspection; and use the voice of children to inform service improvements, particularly around the identification and response to children and young people who are at risk of or experiencing neglect.


11.40 am


Safeguarding Adults Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

The Safeguarding Adults Annual Report 2018/19 has been presented to the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee on 12 June 2019 and is now presented to the Board.  


The Board is asked to:


1)   actively support the SAB’s strategic plan to improve prevention services and the experience of adults at risk;

2)   provide feedback on how the Health and Wellbeing Board, as representative of the partner agencies and within the developing joint protocol initiative, will contribute to the SAB’s priorities; and

3)   share learning and improvement which crosses over with adult safeguarding.


Additional documents:

12.00 pm


Collaborative Working Agreement

This report (to be circulated under separate cover) will outline the proposed cooperative working relationship between the following West Sussex multi-agency boards and partnerships:


  • West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership
  • West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board 
  • Health & Wellbeing Board  
  • Safer West Sussex Partnership


The Board is asked to:


1)   provide feedback on this working agreement with comment/suggestions;

2)   endorse the need to work collaboratively to minimise duplication; maximise value for money and deliver effective outcomes for the residents of West Sussex; and

3)   agree the Collaborative working Agreement.



12.20 pm


Healthwatch Community Partnership Working pdf icon PDF 419 KB

A report will be presented to the Board by the Chairman of Healthwatch. The Board is asked to note the report.

Additional documents:

12.40 pm


West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 421 KB

The suggested revised terms of reference for the Health and Wellbeing Board will be presented.  


The Board is asked to:


1)   provide feedback on the suggested revisions shown as tracked changes in the appendix; and

2)   endorse the Terms of Reference, as amended, for recommendation to the County Council’s Governance Committee.


Additional documents:

12.50 pm


West Sussex Better Care Fund Programme pdf icon PDF 418 KB

A report by West Sussex Better Care Fund Coordination Team will be presented to the Board. This report details progress towards each of the four national conditions of the Better Care Fund.


The Board is asked to note the report.

Additional documents:

1.00 pm


Date of next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be held at 10.30am on 10 October 2019 at Horsham District Council.