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Representing the voluntary sector

Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS), our partner organisations and their staff represent the voluntary sector at a number of strategic working groups.  This means that voluntary groups have a voice through VAS and other third sector organisations to these partnerships, and have someone through whom they can get information on their proceedings and business.

Below is a table showing partnership names, a brief explanation of their membership and function, and the name of the representative on the groups.  If no organisation name is given, the representative is from VAS, otherwise organisation and contact details are provided.  You will find full contact details for VAS staff at Staff A-G, Staff H-M and Staff N-Z.

Please also see the page on representation through Shetland's Community Planning Partnership strategic partnerships and practitioner groups.

 

Group

Function

Third Sector
Representative

Associated Document or Website

Association of Community Councils This association supports the work of the 18 community councils throughout the islands.

Support for the Association is now provided through SIC and
Michael Duncan Michael.Duncan@shetland.gov.uk

 ASCC website
Bullying Protocol Group Membership: SIC Education, SIC Children's Services, Community Mediation, Anti-social behaviour coordinator, Adult Protection.
Remit: establish an anti-bullying protocol for Shetland.
Judith Leask
Community Mediation
judithleask@shetland.org
01595 743951 
 
Carers' Strategy Group (formerly Carers' Link Group) Membership: carers and representatives from NHS (Primary and Palliative Care), SIC (Community Care, Social Work, Psychological Services), Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), VAS, Shetland Befriending Scheme, Shetland Care Attendants Scheme, Mind Your Head, Advocacy Shetland, RVS
Remit: help address the needs of carers across Shetland.

Karen Hannay
karen.hannay@shetland.org
01595 743923

Sue Beer
Carers' rep

Shetland Virtual Carers Centre
Child Protection Committee Multi-agency group led by the Council to oversee all legislation in connection with Child Protection. Catherine Hughson
catherine.hughson@shetland.org
01595 743901
Safer Shetland website
Child Protection in the Community Sub-Committee Membership: SIC youth services, sports, education, child protection and representatives from local trusts and VAS. Remit: to assist voluntary and community groups to meet the requirements of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 and to achieve best practice in their work with Shetland children. Wendy Hand
wendy.hand@shetland.org
01595 743902


 

Community Learning and Development Partnership

Membership: SIC CLD (Community Works, Adult Learning & Youth Services) and partners who work with community organisations and the community.

Wendy Hand

 

Community Safety and Resilience Group

Remit: to deliver on the ‘Safer’ strand of the Shetland Performance Framework, namely: “Shetland stays a safe place to live and we have strong, resilient and supportive communities.”
(See link right)

Catherine Hughson 

TOR 

Compact Implementation Group

Remit: Sets out shared principles, joint undertakings and commitments to improve the working relationships between the public, voluntary and community sectors in Shetland. It will provide a platform for improved cooperation, understanding and respect. Designed to clearly state what each party can expect from each other which can be summarised as a shared commitment to build mutual trust, confidence and a appreciation of the roles and contribution of public, voluntary and community sector bodies for the benefit of Shetland.

Catherine Hughson
Wendy Hand 

Shetland Compact 

Criminal Justice Partnership

 

Alyson Halcrow
Lincoln Carroll

 

Data Sharing Partnership

Multi agency partnership was formed to deliver electronic data sharing and manage the organisational changes necessary to ensure effective, efficient and secure sharing of information.

Wendy Hand

 

Employability 
Working Group 
Membership: SDS, Youth Services, Job Centre Plus, VAS, Through Care After Care, Train Shetland, Moving On Employment Project, Shetland College, Adult Learning, NAFC, Cope Ltd, Health Improvement (NHS), Community Planning and Development, Eric Gray Resource Centre, Shetland Community Bike Project, Schools Service, Social Work, Life Skills, Annsbrae, Shetland Learning Partnership.
Provide advice and progress Shetland Partnership approach to employability ensuring positive impact on those who experience barriers to learning and employment.
Wendy Hand   
External Transport Forum

ZetTrans led group of local transport service provider and users and reps from Northlink and Loganair; represents the interests of users of transport from Shetland to the mainland.

Catherine Hughson

 

Fairer Shetland Group

Aim: to reduce poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Shetland.  To achieve the aim, this partnership is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of a framework to tackle the outcomes and targets, as set out in National Frameworks and Shetland’s Single Outcome Agreement (SOA).

Catherine Hughson

Karen Eunson
Shetland islands
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
karen.eunson@shetland.org
01595 694696 

 

Health Action Team

Remit: Formulating and reviewing Shetland's Joint Health Improvement Plan annually in order to deliver on the Community Planning Board's Priority of improving health and reducing heath inequalities.

 Catherine Hughson

 

Fuel Poverty Working Group

Membership: SIC Policy, Home Energy Scotland, CAB.
Remit: Promote awareness of fuel poverty issues and identify means of alleviation 

Karen Eunson 

 

Integrated Children and Young People's Strategy Group

To assist the development of the next integrated Children and Young People's Plan.

 

Catherine Hughson

 

 

Integrated Children and Young People’s Forum

Membership: individual/org involved in children and young people’s services inc. statutory, private & third sector reps. (e.g.:  SIC Children’s Resources, Social Work, Schools Services, Psychological Services, Housing,  Sports and Leisure, Child Protection Lead Officer, Youth Services, NHS, Police, SCRA, Third Sector, Childcare and Chairs of Sub Groups). Sits beneath the Strategy Group (above), role: ensuring communication between all organisations that contribute to providing services for children and young people in Shetland; sharing information re such services, high-lighting good practice, identifying areas for improvement; identifying changing needs that consideration to be given on a multi-agency basis whether/how these can best be met. 

 

Wendy Hand

 

Shona Manson
Family Mediation Shetland shona.manson@shetland.org
01595 743859

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

Minutes

 

Integration Joint Board for Shetland (IJB): Shetland Islands Health and Social Care Partnership (replaces the Community Health Partnership: CHP)

The Integration Board has delegated responsibility from the Health Board and Local Authority, for planning and resourcing service provision of adult health and social care services.

 

Catherine Hughson
Third Sector Representative

Sue Beer
(Carers' Representative)
sue.beer@shetland.org
01595 743909

Integration Joint Board
Mobile Phone and Internet Safety Sub-Committee, Shetland Child Protection Committee  

Membership: NHS Shetland, Children’s Services, Police Scotland, Shetland College, SIC Social Work and the OPEN Peer Education Project.
Remit: raise awareness of safe use of Internet and mobile phones.

Una Murray
una.murray@shetland.org
01595 745074

 
North Isles Learning Partnership

Representatives  including Shetland College, SIC Adult Learning, local schools, Train Shetland, NHS, SIC Community Work, Voluntary Action Shetland, Global Yell, Bluemull Development Company, work together to widen participation in lifelong learning and community activity to involve people who have been less likely to take part; identifying local needs and gaps in learning provision and developing responsive projects.

Wendy Hand

 

Novel Psychoactive Substances Working Group, NHS Shetland

(Working group of the Alcohol and Drugs Forum)

Membership: NHS Shetland, Police Scotland, Children’s Services, CADSS, SIC Social Work, Schools Services, Children’s Rights Officer and the OPEN Peer Education Project.
Remit: to address and deal with NPS use in Shetland, to raise awareness and reduce harm. 
Education Mapping Group:  maps out what drugs education is being delivered in schools in Shetland.

 

Una Murray

 

 

Palliative Care and End of Life Focus Group 

NHS and multi-agency group supporting those with terminal illness.

Karen Hannay

 

Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Strategy Group

Membership: NHS Shetland, Children’s Services, CADSS and the OPEN Peer Education Project.
Remit: supporting the development and delivery of the NHS Shetland Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Strategy 2014-24. 

Una Murray

 

Shetland Adult Protection Committee

This is a multi agency committee with a significant role in ensuring cooperation and communication within and between agencies to promote appropriate support and protection for adults.

Wendy Hand

 Safer Shetland website 

minutes

biennial report

Shetland Alcohol and Drugs Forum

This forum exists to support and inform the work of the Shetland Alcohol and Drug Action Team (SADAT) by ascertaining, coordinating and expressing the views of service providers, service users and those in need of services.  Represents: service providers in field of drugs & alcohol; misusers and their families, carers and partners, and the wider community.

Una Murray

Latest approved minutes 

Shetland Disability Sports Steering Group 

SIC, Active Schools, Disability Shetland, sports clubs; to encourage inclusion in sports and physical activity.

 Disability Shetland

 

Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership

Multi-agency partnership working together to tackle and address domestic abuse throughout the isles.

Catherine Hughson 

 

Shetland LEADER Programme Local Action Group (LAG)

Representatives from business, local authority & other public sector agencies, and the third sector, representing local social, economic and environmental interests.  Oversee implementation of the EU LEADER Programme including disbursement of LEADER and other funding. 

Wendy Hand
Karen Eunson
Alec Miller

Shetland LAG Website

Shetland LGBT Charter Group

SIC, NHS Shetland, VAS, Shetland Arts, Police Scotland and the Shetland Children’s Rights Service.
Development of local LGBT charter mark with the help of the local LGBT community group with the aim of supporting local organisations to meet the needs of Shetlands LGBT community.

Neil Pearson
neil.pearson@shetland.org
01595 743911

 
Shetland Mental Health Forum

NHS HIT, Dementia Nurse, SIC, Shetland Bereavement Support Service, Mind your Head, Moving On, Link Up, CADSS, Advocacy Shetland, Befriending.
Remit: to support and inform the work of SMHP, by ascertaining, co-ordinating and expressing the views of service providers, users and those in need of services. Broadly based, representing the interests service providers in the field of Mental Health, families, carers and partners of those people who experience mental health issues and of the wider community. 

Janette Scantlebury
Shetland Linkup
 shetland_linkup@tiscali.co.uk  01595 693313

Anouska Civico
Mind Your Head
Anouska.Civico2@shetland.gov.uk 
01595 745035

 

 
Shetland Mental Health Partnership Multi-agency strategic partnership, led by NHS Director of Public Health. Responsible for the development of the Shetland wide mental health strategy covering all areas: service delivery, training, crisis support, suicide prevention, mental health promotion.  Third sector representation includes Moving On Employment Project, Advocacy, Link Up and Mind Your Head.

Karen Hannay
karen.hannay@shetland.org
01595 743923

 

Shetland Partnership Board

The role of the Board is to set the strategic direction for community planning in Shetland.

Alec Miller
Catherine Hughson

 

Shetland Partnership Performance Group

The role of the Performance Group is to oversee the development and support the delivery of the Single Outcome agreement (SOA) through coordination across all relevant groups and agencies involved in community planning.

 Catherine Hughson

 

Shetland Physical Activities Special Interest Group 

NHS, HIT, SIC, Shetland Recreational Trust, SNH, Disability Shetland
Encouraging physical activity.

Malcolm Johnson
Disability Shetland

 

Shetland’s Public Partnership Forum

This is a network of local individuals and organisations who are interested in health and social care and who want to be involved in how services are designed and delivered.
Meetings are held six to eight weekly.

 

Helen Rankine
helen.rankine@shetland.org
01595 3953
Advocacy Shetland 

PPF website

Shetland Together, Police Scotland

Representatives of local police and young people come together to discuss current issues of mutual concern.

Alyson Halcrow,
Community Mediation
alyson.halcrow@shetland.org
01595 743934  

 
South Mainland Learning Partnership

Representatives include SIC Adult Learning, Community Work, Voluntary Action Shetland, NHS, Care Centre, youth workers, local schools, Shetland College, Ness Learning Centre; work together to widen participation in lifelong learning and community activity and health to involve people who have been less likely to take part; identifying local needs and gaps in learning provision and developing responsive projects.

Wendy Hand  

Strategic Planning Group for the Integration Joint Board comprising the CHCP Strategic Management Team and the Integration Steering Group

Responsible for developing and finalising the strategic commissioning planning for the integrated functions and budgets management, co-ordination, development and integration of all community health and care services through the Integration Joint Board

Catherine Hughson
Karen Hannay
Sue Beer 

 

Training Forum

This group meets quarterly to discuss local training delivery and procurement and trainer training, ensuring that duplication is minimised and best value assured. Membership includes SIC HR, SIC Adult Learning, Train Shetland, Shetland College, NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland Recreational Trust, Skills Development Scotland, Shetland Childcare Partnership and VAS. 

Wendy Hand

Minutes

Welfare Reform Group

SIC Policy, Housing, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Shetland Library, Job Centre Plus, Hjaltland Housing, CAB
Remit: to provide information on and mitigate the impact of Welfare Reform.

Karen Eunson 

 

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