The Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board has a number of groups made up of Partner Agencies and Affiliated Agencies and other key safeguarding agencies and practitioners who undertake specific roles and activities.

Participation and Engagement Group (PEG)

The PEG exists to provide and aid peer support in early engagement and involvement in the determination of the PSCB’s overall strategic focus, functions and core objectives.  It provides  advice to PSCB on local intelligence and themes within child protection and safeguarding functions and contributes to  service development and improvement proposals, securing informal consultation. Crucially the PEG can feedback to the PSCB on the impact of the PSCB strategic operations within the City of Plymouth and support its scrutiny and quality assurance systems.

Learning and Professional Practice Group (LAPP)

The purpose of the LAPP is to seek assurance that learning from PSCB activities and regional/national themes and trends impacts on practice, and oversee data, audit activity and training.

Missing and Child Sexual Exploitation Group (MCSE)

The purpose of MCSE is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategic and operational multi-agency response to Missing Children and Child Sexual Exploitation across Plymouth together with modern slavery and human trafficking.

Policies, Procedures and Safer Employment Practices (PPSEP)

The purpose of the PPSEP is to develop and agree inter-agency policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Serious Case Review Group (SCR)

The purpose of the SCR is to apply the statutory guidance and examine and, where necessary, initiate a Serious Case Review (SCR) and as a consequence, improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Young Safeguarders Group (YSG)

The purpose of the YSG is to act as an advisory body, ‘youth proofing’ information, policies and procedures to help the PSCB discharge its duties; and keep the focus on children and young people and the issues that are relevant to today’s society.

Educational Reference Group (ERG)

The ERG provides a framework to support the development of a new relationship between education establishments and the PSCB, and enables individual education settings to use the framework to support each other as peers.