Information about the children, adult, health and transport partnership boards we are involved in.
Children's partnership boards
The North Yorkshire children's trust board has been set up under the requirements of the Children Act 2004 and represents all the agencies working with children and young people across the county. The trust unites all partners providing services for children and young people at both a strategic and local level. The partners are working together to improve outcomes for children and young people across North Yorkshire.
The North Yorkshire safeguarding children board brings together organisations with responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The board's aim is to ensure all children and young people in North Yorkshire are protected from physical or mental injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment, sexual abuse or exploitation or harm caused by witnessing violence or abuse. Its work is part of the national every child matters programme. It is also part of the work of the North Yorkshire children's trust.
Adult partnership boards
The North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board has been set up to protect adults who may be at risk from abuse by promoting co-operation and effective working practices between different agencies. The board membership includes lead officers from social care services, police, health, housing, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Care Quality Commission and voluntary agencies.
The board meets quarterly to ensure that safeguarding policies are fit for purpose and of a high quality. They also consider new national and local developments in safeguarding and look at ways to improve practice. The board also consider lessons learnt and ensure that appropriate training is being delivered effectively to all groups.
You can find more information from the North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board section of the North Yorkshire partnerships website.
The North Yorkshire learning disability partnership board works to make services for people with learning disabilities better. The board is also working hard to help different people participate in the board; the self advocates forum; the family carers forum; and the local area groups. We want to work with and represent the views of people with a learning disability; family carers; housing organisations; leisure services; colleges; health services; and other groups working with and for people with a learning disability. The board also asks different services and projects to say how the things they do affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families.
The aims of the forum are to ensure services are planned and delivered in ways that enable disabled people to exercise choice and control over how their additional needs are met and to promote access to the full range of services that many people take for granted, in keeping with the social model of disability. The primary focus of the forum is on people of working age. However, areas of service development will include people over 65 and young disabled people in transition to adult services, where this is considered relevant and effective.
The North Yorkshire forum for older people is a registered charity bringing together forums for older people across North Yorkshire. Forum committee members represent, and have contact with many older people in North Yorkshire and they aim to make those voices heard in order to assist statutory bodies and others, both locally and nationally, when considering future strategy. The forum brings together representatives of older people and of statutory and other agencies to a regular meeting called North Yorkshire forum for older people + .
Health partnership boards
North Yorkshire's health and wellbeing board is a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities. The board meets four times a year.
The North Yorkshire substance misuse partnership board is a multi-agency partnership between North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and the North Yorkshire Probation Trust. The board is responsible for strategic substance misuse commissioning across North Yorkshire. Adult drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services are commissioned on behalf of the partnership board by the public health team based within North Yorkshire County Council.
Transport partnership boards
The North Yorkshire timber freight quality partnership is a group which aims to support the contribution of the forestry and timber industries to the North Yorkshire economy by ensuring that timber industries can access the timber resource whilst seeking to minimise the impact on the public road network, on local communities and on the environment.