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Public Health, Equality and Community Safety Portfolio Holder

Description

The Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality and Community Safety (formerly the Portfolio Holder for Health, Equality and Wellbeing) responsibilities are as follows:

 

To be responsible for the promotion of Public Health, Equality and Community Safety in consultation with the Leader and in liaison with appropriate Portfolio Holders:

 

·                     To lead on Public Health within the Council, working closely with other Portfolio Holders;

 

·                     To lead on partnership with the Health Service;

 

·                     To lead on the development and provision of support for carers;

 

·                     To work with the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Commercialisation on relevant commercial opportunities within the Portfolio;

 

·                     To ensure that the Council is meeting its commitments and strategies within the Portfolio, as set out in the Corporate Plan;

 

·                     Lead on developing upcoming policy and existing policy within the Portfolio;

 

·                     To sit on the Health & Well-Being Board from a public health perspective.

 

Working in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People:

 

·                     To ensure joint commissioning responsibilities with Health for:

 

o   Local Health services

o   Mental Health Services

o   Learning Disability Services

o   Older People and Physical, Sensory and Disability Services

o   Carers;

 

·                     To promote wellbeing across the Council;

 

·                     To lead on external relationships including the local CCG, as well as the voluntary and private sector in relation to Health and Wellbeing;

 

·                     Work with the NHS, local CCG, voluntary sector organisations and carers themselves to develop and strengthen appropriate support for carers.

 

To be responsible for the development and delivery of the Council’s Community Safety functions:

 

·                     To oversee the development and implementation of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Strategy (including Community Safety);

 

·                     To oversee Police relationships, including Safer Neighbourhoods Teams;

 

·                     To oversee the commissioning and support of Harrow’s approach to the misuse of drugs, alcohol and crime reduction;

 

·                     Working with the Community Safety Partnership and through the Safer Harrow Board, lead on the coordination and the delivery of the:

 

o   Harrow Community Safety Strategy

o   Youth Justice Plan

o   Gangs Strategy

o   Prevent Action Plan

o   Domestic and Sexual Violence Strategy Group

o   Youth Offending Team Management Board

o   Early Intervention Panel

o   Anti-Social Behaviour Action Group

o   Gangs Group

o   Multi-Agency Sexual Exploitation Meeting (MASE)

o   Drug and Alcohol Services

o   Suicide Prevention.

 

Working in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Schools:

 

·                     To preside over the Commissioning and monitoring of Children’s Health Services including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and ‘Children Looked After’ from health service providers and community and voluntary organisations working in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Schools;

 

·                     To support with the Health Visiting and School Nursing Service;

 

·                     To lead on partnership with the Health Service in relation to Children working in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People.

 

Work closely with other Portfolio Holders:

 

·                     To bring together autism support from across the whole borough to create a strong, coherent package of support and advice to all those that are affected by or care for someone, on the autistic spectrum;

 

·                     To take the Strategic Lead on Equalities issues;

 

·                     Support the development of the Council’s equalities framework and monitor progress to drive improvement;

 

·                     To ensure the Council promotes equality of opportunity in all of its work;

 

·                     Ensure that all our policies take the view of the family, who play an important part in providing mutual help and support in hard times.

 

(Note:  Full details of the Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality & Community Safety’s responsibilities can be found on page 33 of Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).

 

Portfolio Holder Decisions taken by the Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality & Community Safety can be found on the Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality & Community Safety’s Decisions webpage. 

 

 

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