Health and Wellbeing Board
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith Democratic Services Tel: 9283 4057  Email:

No. Item


Welcome to new members and introductions


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of previous meetings - 13 February and 20 March (Special) 2019 and matters arising pdf icon PDF 69 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the Health & Wellbeing Board meetings held on 13 February and 20 March 2019 be agreed as correct records.

Additional documents:


New Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements for Portsmouth; Wider Partnership Working to Reduce Risk and Vulnerability pdf icon PDF 592 KB

The report by Alison Jeffery, Director of Children, Families and Education, seeks to:


(i)      inform the Board about new local partnership arrangements for safeguarding children as required under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (see paper at Appendix 1)

(ii)     outline to the Board existing broader partnership approaches to reducing risk and vulnerability in the City, and potential barriers to their success/further development; and

(iii)    invite reflection by the Board on ways in which joint working might be strengthened and how barriers might be overcome.


RECOMMENDED that the Health & Wellbeing Board:


(i)      Note the proposed new partnership arrangements at Appendix 1 which balance economies of scale in terms of strategic/policy development at a pan Hampshire level with a strong focus on the quality and effectiveness of local services and joint working on the ground.

(ii)     note and consider the wider work undertaken in recent years to strengthen joint approaches to reducing risk and vulnerability,  potential barriers to further progress, and how these might be tackled.


Draft Portsmouth Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The report by Paul Fielding, Assistant Director of Housing, seeks to present the draft Portsmouth Homelessness Strategy to the Health & Wellbeing Board for comment.


RECOMMENDED that the Health & Wellbeing Board comment on the draft Portsmouth Homelessness Strategy for 2018-2023 (see Appendix 1).

Additional documents:


Safer Portsmouth Partnership Transition - key community safety priorities (information/discussion item) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

The handover letter dated 28 May 2019 from Superintendent Steve Burridge as the outgoing chair of the Safer Portsmouth Partnership is attached.


Code of Conduct (information item) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To note Portsmouth City Council's Code of Conduct for members, which also applies to the wider Portsmouth Health and Wellbeing Board membership.


Dates and times of meetings and extra item

If members are happy to continue Wednesday morning meetings the following dates are suggested for the rest of the municipal year:


25th September 2019

27th November 2019

5th February 2020