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Lay Members

Lay members are key members on our subgroups and take it in turns to attend the Steering Group and Board meetings.

This allows the partnership arrangements to be opened up to increased public scrutiny, with an aim of supporting stronger public engagement in, and understanding of, children’s safeguarding issues. The partnership is also motivated by the awareness that local representatives can add a great deal of value to otherwise exclusively professional discussions, helping everyone to stay in touch with local realities, and the issues of concern in our communities.

If you would like to learn more about the lay member role or volunteer as a lay member, please direct your message to the Safeguarding Partnership Business Manager at