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Voluntary Sector Forum 

The primary purpose of the Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF), as set out in the VSF Terms of Reference, is to provide a mechanism for effective voluntary sector representation and engagement with the work of the local Health & Well-Being Board and its constituent parts. Membership of the VSF is free and open to any voluntary sector organisation.

It also aims to promote working relationships within the voluntary and community sector and between the sector and public sector partners, to promote voluntary and community activity and support the development of good practice.

Dates for the Voluntary Sector Forum Meetings in 2020 are as follows:

4th November 2020 – 10-11.30am Online

Representatives elected from the Voluntary Sector Forum are appointed to the Health and Wellbeing Board, its associated sub groups and Safeguarding boards.

Current representatives are: 

Health and Wellbeing Board
Michael Lilley

Michael was elected as a Ryde Town Councillor in 2016 and in 2017 was elected as an IW Councillor to represent Ryde East. He sits in both Councils as an Independent. Michael is Vice-Chair of Scrutiny Committee, and a member of Regeneration, Housing, Planning and Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee. (See more here:  Cllr Michael Lilley – Bio 10.11.2018)

Safer Communities Partnership
Felicity Radak, IOW Youth Trust   

Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
Karen Smith – IOW Youth Trust 
Rachel McKernan – Barnardos

Performance and Quality Assurance Sub Group
Claire Steen – Barnardos

Claire is Children’s Service manager for Barnardos: she oversees the delivery of services across the locality with the support of an experienced team of family workers and Early years practitioners plus administrators. A key part of the role is to build relationships with partners in health, education, schools, youth services and beyond.

Adult Safeguarding
Peter Elliott – IOW Youth Trust   

Local Care Board
Jo Dare – Age UK IW

Notes from the last meetings:

VSF minutes February 2019

VSF minutes 1st May 2019

VSF minutes 26th June 2019



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