Working in partnership

Being accountable and having effective governance in place is critical to the success of the service. Effective governance will ensure that the service stays on track and is not destabilised through reactive requests for support.

Effective governance enhances confidence within the project that increases engagement and performance. It also enables the early identification of risks and can implement mitigations and support. Effective reporting mechanisms enables the project to demonstrate and measure impact, providing reassurance for stakeholders and commissioners. 

How will we achieve this?  

  • Establish multi-agency steering group to support the service 
  • Develop matrix-management meetings for city and county  
  • Engage in supervision with line manager  
  • Create reporting templates to feed information into relevant forums
  • Establish mechanisms for sign-off with key stakeholders (Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council)