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Newham Partnership Constitution and Terms of Reference

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									             NEWHAM PARTNERSHIP




                     Constitution and
                    Terms of Reference




Contact Officers:

Lead Officer:                        Clerk to the Newham Partnership Board:
David Hodgkins                       Barry Ray
Head of Corporate Planning and       Deputy Head of Committee and
Partnerships                         Partnerships
020 3373 9932                        020 3373 1257
david.hodgkins@newham.gov.uk         barry.ray@newham.gov.uk




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                                                           Contents

1.     Title and Status .......................................................................................................... 3
2.     Vision.......................................................................................................................... 3
3.     Aims and Guiding Principles .................................................................................... 3
4.     Powers of the Partnership ........................................................................................ 5
5.     The Structure of Newham Partnership .................................................................... 5
6.     Terms of Reference ................................................................................................... 7
     6.1     The Newham Partnership Board ........................................................................... 7
     6.2     The Public Service Board ...................................................................................... 8
     6.3     Partnership Action Boards ..................................................................................... 9
     6.4     Mayor‟s Strategy Commissions ........................................................................... 10
7.     The wider focus of Partnership working ............................................................... 11
8.     Membership and Chair arrangements ................................................................... 12
9.     Roles and Responsibilities for Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the NP family.......... 14
10. Newham Partnership Meetings .............................................................................. 14
11. Quorum .................................................................................................................... 14
12. Secretariat ................................................................................................................ 14
13. Attendance at meetings .......................................................................................... 15
14. Training .................................................................................................................... 15
15. Voting ....................................................................................................................... 15
16. Behavioural expectations for Members................................................................. 15
17. Code of Conduct...................................................................................................... 17
18. Declaration of Interest at meetings ........................................................................ 17
19. Gifts and Hospitality................................................................................................ 19
20. Termination of Membership ................................................................................... 19
21. Admission to the Public and Press........................................................................ 20
22. Circulation of Information ....................................................................................... 20
23. Amendments to the Constitution ........................................................................... 21




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1.    Title and Status

1.1   The Name of the Partnership shall be the Newham Partnership (NP). It will perform
      the role of Newham‟s Local Strategic Partnership as set out in government
      guidance and legislation.

1.2   The Newham Partnership (NP) meetings shall comprise of the following parts: the
      Newham Partnership Board, the Public Service Board (formerly the Chief Officers
      Group) and Partnership Action Boards (formerly Local Action Partnership Boards).
      All the groups shall be collectively known as the „Newham Partnership family‟.

1.3   This Constitution shall apply to all parts of the NP family.

1.4   The London Borough of Newham shall act as lead partner and the accountable
      body for Newham‟s Local Strategic Partnership. The London Borough of Newham
      will discharge its obligations under the Local Government Act 2000 for improved
      service delivery and the enhancement of democracy.

2.    Vision

2.1   The Vision of the NP is "Newham: a major business location and a place where
      people choose to live, work and stay”. However, “a major business location” may
      be omitted unless being used in a business context.

3.    Aims and Guiding Principles

3.1   Newham Partnership brings together the public, private and third sectors in order to
      deliver improvements for the residents of Newham. By providing strong community
      leadership, harnessing collective resources, and building from a diverse base of
      knowledge and expertise the Partnership recognise more can be achieved together
      than working alone.

3.2   Members of the Partnership have together set a shared strategic vision to shape
      Newham‟s future based on residents‟ priorities. This is set out in Newham‟s
      Sustainable Community Strategy and is expressed through our shared vision –
      making Newham a place where people choose to live, work and stay. The seven
      themes of the Strategy are:

         Working Newham
         Young Newham
         Safer Newham
         Housing Newham
         Active and Connected Newham
         Healthy Newham
         Cleaner Greener Newham




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3.3   The Partnership‟s overall vision is summarised by the Mayor of Newham in the
      introduction to the Sustainable Community Strategy:

         Newham is an ambitious place. We want our residents to have the same
         opportunities and standard of living as the rest of London, and these
         ambitions are rooted in what local people want – for themselves, their
         families and their local communities. We call this convergence. Over the
         next few years there will be many opportunities for all of us living and
         working in Newham. We need to make sure these opportunities turn into
         real advantages for local people, with better life chances for families and a
         stable, prospering future for the borough.

         Our residents want to have both opportunities and responsibility. An
         opportunity to raise their aspirations and responsibility for making their own
         choices in life, whether it be about what kind of job they want, where they
         want to live or where their children go to school. This is at the core of what
         will make Newham a place where people will actively choose to live and to
         raise their family.

3.4   NP is the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for the Borough. Every local authority
      area is expected to have a Local Strategic Partnership. It is a non-statutory, multi
      agency partnership. As the LSP is an unincorporated body, Newham Council acts
      as the Accountable body for any programme or initiative where NP is the decision
      making body. Any decision involving funding or resources would need to be
      endorsed by the Council or other Council Body.

3.5   The Government‟s guidance on LSPs identifies the distinct role of local councils in
      helping to establish LSPs in terms of their key role as service providers and their
      democratic responsibility for local communities. The guidance also emphasises the
      need for genuine involvement from all sectors, and that effective community
      involvement is essential in partnership working.

3.6   As part of its responsibility for developing and implementing the Borough‟s overall
      Sustainable Community Strategy and vision, the Partnership must ensure effective
      strategies and plans are in place to deliver improvements for local residents. There
      should also be effective performance management, with clear and shared
      accountability for the delivery of joint strategies and plans, underpinned by
      challenging and shared targets.

3.7   As a key element of this, the NP has agreed with central government a Local Area
      Agreement (LAA), which sets out targets for 2008-11 to deliver against our key
      priorities. The refreshed Sustainable Community Strategy for 2010 to 2030 also
      sets challenging targets and milestones for the next twenty years.

3.8   The NP will work to promote the interests of Newham beyond the Borough‟s
      boundaries, providing leadership in dealing with external organisations, regional
      bodies and Central Government.

3.9   The NP will utilise existing bodies and organisations to deliver its priorities. The
      LSP will seek to reduce the need to develop new structures that would add to the
      bureaucratic burden and will look to rationalise partnerships operating in Newham
      where there is overlap.

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3.10   The LSP is supported by officers employed by Newham Council.

4.     Powers of the Partnership

4.1    The NP shall be an unincorporated body with no legal powers. It will operate as a
       collaboration of agencies and function within the legal framework of individual
       members.

4.2    The NP shall have the power to act as necessary, within the spirit of its
       collaborative arrangements, for the purpose of achieving its objects.

4.3    The NP shall operate within a framework of government guidance for NP‟s and any
       grant conditions set as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) process.

4.4    The NP shall have the following powers at its discretion:

       a) To hold and regulate ordinary meetings of the NP family, which will be open to
          the public to attend;
       b) To consult, provide or seek advice where and when appropriate;
       c) To publish or distribute information;
       d) To refuse entry to any person or remove any person from any meeting or sub-
          meeting of the NP family, in accordance with the terms of this constitution for
          disruptive, violent, unruly or overbearing behaviour of a physical or verbal
          nature, bullying, harassment, or deliberate damage to property or any conduct
          contrary to the objects and purposes and objectives of the NP or expressing
          views or behaviour which are contrary to the principles of equal opportunities;
       e) To suspend or remove member organisations or representatives from
          membership, in accordance with the terms of this constitution;
       f) To make representations, whether by way of support, concern or objection,
          concerning any action or proposed action by any authority, organisation or
          person in respect of the issues falling within the objectives and purposes of the
          NP;
       g) To elect or delegate representatives to attend meetings of outside bodies to
          inform them of the work of the NP;
       h) To liaise with relevant organisations to receive information to ensure the
          effective functioning of the NP; and
       i) To do all such other lawful acts that are necessary to achieve the objectives and
          purposes of the NP.

4.5    When the relevant organisation, partners or agencies are delivering NP activity, it is
       for them to ensure they comply with their relevant procedures. They must also
       ensure they have proper procedures in place, which are in accordance with the
       good governance standard for public services published in January 2005.

4.6    The NP may, from time to time, review and regulate the NP‟s constitution,
       membership and the NP family as it sees fit.

5.     The Structure of Newham Partnership

5.1    The Newham Partnership Board is the strategic governing body of the NP. It is
       responsible for the overall strategic direction of the NP, providing leadership and

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      influence with its members acting as ambassadors for the Borough. The Newham
      Partnership Board leads the family of partnership bodies set up to deliver the
      shared vision and Sustainable Community Strategy, which the Board has ownership
      of.

5.2   The Newham Partnership Board will task the four Partnership Action Boards and
      the Public Service Board with responsibility for delivering the overall vision and the
      seven themes of the Sustainable Community Strategy and will hold them to account
      for delivery. It agrees all strategic plans as set out in the Strategic Policy
      Framework as well as having ownership of the LAA.

5.3   The Partnership Action Boards bring together partners and organisations who will
      direct and deliver key objectives across the seven themes of the Sustainable
      Community Strategy. The Action Boards are:

      1. Children’s Trust Partnership Action Board for Young Newham
      2. Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Action Board for Safer Newham
      3. Employment and Enterprise Partnership Board for Ambitious Newham and
         Housing Newham (in terms of the housing needs of individuals)
      4. Health and Well Being Partnership Action Board for Healthy Newham

5.4   Each of the Partnership Action Boards provide leadership of that specific theme,
      developing detailed strategies and action plans for the delivery of outcomes. The
      Boards have responsibility for managing the delivery and performance of any LAA
      indicators and other key targets within their theme, undertaking a partnership
      approach to delivering improvements and added value. They will be responsible for
      identifying key issues and emerging trends and carrying out any statutory functions
      which fall within their remit.

5.5   Those themes from the Sustainable Community Strategy, which do not have a
      specific Partnership Action Board (Active and Connected Newham and Cleaner
      Greener Newham), will be managed as cross cutting themes, with each Partnership
      Action Board and individual partners contributing to their delivery.

5.6   Where required, bespoke workshops and seminars will take place focussing on any
      of the seven themes to address specific issues or where a wider range of partner
      engagement will contribute to developing a successful approach to delivering
      priorities.

5.7   The Public Service Board (formerly the Chief Officer Group) will manage the NP‟s
      performance, enabling the achievement and delivery of the vision and priorities.
      The Public Service Board provides the senior management drive to the NP and is
      accountable to the Newham Partnership Board. It advises the Newham Partnership
      Board on future plans, undertaking forward thinking and scenario planning.

5.8   For the LAA, the Public Service Board provides programme, performance and
      finance management, ensuring effective links between the Partnership Action
      Boards and other bodies. It is responsible for unlocking barriers across the
      Partnership Action Boards, particularly on cross cutting issues and where individual
      Partnership Action Boards are unable to resolve an issue due to factors outside of
      their control.


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5.9    Performance Management of LAA targets and the delivery of all plans and
       outcomes are managed through quarterly performance reports. The Public Service
       Board will receive reports from the four Partnership Action Boards. This will be on
       an exception basis, identifying key areas of concern, blockages or cross cutting
       issues, which require a wider partnership input.

5.10   The Public Service Board provides a summary report across all seven themes of
       the Sustainable Community Strategy to the Newham Partnership Board, again on
       an exception basis identifying areas of concern. The report also identifies the
       action the Public Service Board and the Partnership Action Boards have taken to
       resolve problems and asks the Newham Partnership Board to endorse its action or
       recommend further measures that it would wish the Public Service Board to
       consider.

5.11   Appendix D sets out a diagram showing the structure of the partnership

6.     Terms of Reference

6.1    The Newham Partnership Board

6.1.1 The Newham Partnership Board is the strategic decision making body for the
      „Newham Partnership‟, which is the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for the
      Borough. The membership reflects the broad range of partner organisations from
      the public, business and voluntary sectors who are involved in delivering the
      Partnership‟s vision for Newham. The Newham Partnership Board oversees the
      various other LSP bodies including the Public Service Board and Partnership Action
      Boards. The Board is chaired by the Mayor of Newham.

6.1.2 The terms of reference for the Newham Partnership Board are as follows:

       i)     The Newham Partnership Board is responsible for the overall strategic
              direction and vision of the Newham Partnership, providing leadership and
              influence with its members acting as ambassadors for the Borough.

       ii)    The Newham Partnership Board has responsibility for developing the
              Sustainable Community Strategy and for ensuring the delivery of its priorities
              and desired outcomes. This includes the agreement and delivery of the
              targets as set out in the Local Area Agreement. The Board also has
              responsibility for agreeing all other key partnership strategies as set out in
              Newham‟s Strategic Policy Framework (appendix xx), ensuring they are
              aligned with the Borough‟s overall priorities.

       iii)   The Newham Partnership Board is the governing body of the Newham
              Partnership with responsibility for approving the Constitution, terms of
              reference and making partnership decisions. Where those decisions require
              formal approval, it will make recommendations to Newham Council in its role
              as the accountable body.

       iv)    The Newham Partnership Board will task the four Partnership Action Boards
              and the Public Service Board with responsibility for delivering the overall
              vision and the seven themes of the Sustainable Community Strategy and will


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             hold them to account for delivery, receiving annual reports on their activity
             and their contribution to the Partnership‟s overall aims.

      v)     The Newham Partnership Board will receive quarterly performance reports
             from the Public Service Board summarising performance across the
             Newham Partnership against the agreed shared outcomes and targets. It
             will also receive reports to ensure value for money and the delivery of
             targets; and to take decisions on any additional action or change of policy
             required.

      vi)    The Newham Partnership Board, when appropriate, will review the
             governance arrangements for the Newham Partnership and will have
             responsibility for agreeing the Chair and Vice Chair of all partnership bodies.

      vii)   With the support of the Public Service Board, the Newham Partnership Board
             will be forward thinking, aware of the changing national policy agenda and to
             intervene positively across the partnership to influence and deliver improved
             outcomes for local residents.

6.2   The Public Service Board

6.2.1 The Public Service Board is responsible for the performance management of the
      Newham Partnership; ensuring resources are focussed on identified priorities and
      undertaking problem solving to help improve performance. The Public Service
      Board will support the four Partnership Action Boards and individual partners in
      tackling cross cutting priorities and unblocking performance issues, which individual
      organisations cannot resolve on their own. The Public Service Board will also
      assist the Newham Partnership in strategic policy development, identifying
      emerging issues and scenario planning. The Public Service Board will be chaired
      by the Chief Executive of London Borough of Newham.

6.2.2 The terms of reference for the Public Service Board are as follows:

      i)     To support the Newham Partnership Board in being forward thinking,
             proactive in meeting new challenges and opportunities; and to intervene
             positively across the partnership to influence performance, service
             development, integrated working and innovation.

      ii)    To oversee the management of the delivery of the Newham Partnership‟s
             agreed targets through the Partnership Action Boards, ensuring barriers to
             performance improvement are addressed;

      iii)   To produce quarterly performance reports for the Newham Partnership
             Board, identifying areas of concern and the action taken to address low
             performance.

      iv)    To implement and act upon the decisions made by the Newham Partnership
             Board, in particular to ensure the implementation and alignment of strategic
             plans in order to achieve the outcomes set out in the Sustainable Community
             Strategy.



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      v)     To ensure effective communication, engagement and co-ordination across all
             parts of the Newham Partnership family, inviting partners to attend to discuss
             key issues when required.

      vi)    Members will be expected to endeavour to attend on a regular basis. In the
             event that they cannot attend, they may send an appropriate and named
             substitute.

      vii)   The membership of the Board is:

                Chief Executive of the London Borough of Newham (Chair)
                Borough Commander of the Metropolitan Police in Newham
                Chief Executive of NHS Newham
                Chief Executive of the Newham University Hospital Trust
                Chief Executive of the East London and City Mental Health Trust
                District Manager of JobCentre Plus
                Vice Chancellor of University of East London

6.3   Partnership Action Boards

6.3.1 Partnership Action Boards bring together partners and organisations who will direct
      and deliver key objectives across the seven themes of the Sustainable Community
      Strategy. The Action Boards are:

      1. Children’s Trust Partnership Action Board for Young Newham
      2. Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Action Board for Safer Newham
      3. Employment and Enterprise Partnership Action Board for Ambitious
         Newham and Housing Newham (in terms of the housing needs of individuals)
      4. Health and Well Being Partnership Action Board for Healthy Newham

6.3.2 The Partnership Action Boards have responsibility for managing the performance in
      terms of delivering targets and outcomes, which fall within their remit. In addition
      contributing to the Newham Partnership‟s overall targets where they can make a
      positive impact on cross cutting priorities.

6.3.3 Those themes from the Sustainable Community Strategy, which do not have a
      specific Partnership Action Board (Active and Connected Newham and Cleaner
      Greener Newham), will be managed as cross cutting themes, with each Partnership
      Action Board and individual partners contributing to their delivery.

6.3.4 The general terms of reference for the Partnership Action Boards are as follows:

      i)     To provide leadership across a specific theme of the Sustainable Community
             Strategy, developing detailed strategies and action plans for the delivery of
             outcomes.

      ii)    Managing performance of any LAA indicators and other key targets within
             their theme, undertaking a partnership approach to delivering improvements
             and ensuring added value.




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       iii)   To receive quarterly performance reports, undertaking performance
              management and problem solving and to provide an exception report on
              areas of concern to the Public Service Board and the Newham Partnership
              Board.

       iv)    To work with the Public Service Board to overcome barriers and identify
              solutions, ensuring a cross cutting and shared approach to improving
              performance.

       v)     To identify key issues and emerging trends, using the Partnership Action
              Board as a forum for information sharing and developing a shared approach
              and joint working across their field of work.

       vi)    To ensure that the Partnership Action Board‟s work informs and
              complements the work being implemented across all of the themes of the
              Sustainable Community Strategy, identifying opportunities to provide added
              value and contribute to delivering the Newham Partnership‟s overall vision
              and objectives.

       vii)   To carry out any statutory functions, which fall within their remit, and to
              determine any additional terms of reference or responsibilities that together
              the partners wish to pursue.

      viii)   To produce a forward plan for agendas and seek to achieve a balance
              between performance management and consideration of strategic issues.

      ix)     To engage local businesses and independent organisations around specific
              areas of work or to fill specific specialism, knowledge or skills roles, and are
              transparent about the rationale.

      x)      To undertake an annual self-assessment and review their focus and
              objectives, structures and membership in light of the outcomes.

6.4    Mayor’s Strategy Commissions

6.4.1 The purpose of the Mayor‟s Strategy Commissions are to assist the Mayor in
      ensuring key strategies provide a clear framework for delivering high quality
      services that make a real difference for local people.

6.4.2. The Standing Commissions will provide a forum for high level discussions around
       the strategic development of the Mayor‟s priorities, which are in turn focussed on
       residents‟ needs and their priorities.

6.4.3. Members of the Standing Commissions will contribute their expertise and skills to
       help inform the development of evidence based and effective strategies which will
       deliver outcomes that improve peoples‟ quality of life. They will collectively use
       their experience, knowledge and ideas to inform the Mayor‟s strategic thinking,
       bringing different perspectives and views on complex issues and new challenges,
       thereby helping to inform the Mayor‟s priorities in his role as Mayor of Newham and
       Chair of the NP.



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7.    The wider focus of Partnership working

7.1   As well as working within the Partnership‟s formal structures, there is recognition
      that there is much wider and richer seam of partnership working being undertaken
      on a day-to-day basis across the public, business and third sectors. Whether this is
      on a bilateral basis or through other forums specific to individual areas of work, or
      within specific sectors, it is important that the LSP recognises this and the important
      role all of this work plays in improving service delivery, facilitating networking and
      information sharing.

7.2   The Mayor of Newham has also established Strategy Commissions, to assist him in
      the development of strategic policies. These will include a range of key experts
      who will advise the Mayor on the development of policy to address residents‟
      priorities. The Mayor will use the work of the Strategy Commissions to inform his
      contribution to the strategic policy work of both the Council and the NP.

7.3   In order to ensure the wider role of partnership work is recognised it is proposed to:

      1. Map out the key forums and networks within the Borough in order to ensure they
         are engaged in and aligned with the development and delivery of strategic
         priorities and improving partnership work overall.

      2. Identify where there are gaps in engagement and a lack of regular
         communication, across all sectors but specifically within the business and third
         sectors.

      3. Ensure the facilitation of regular 1-2-1 and group meetings amongst partners at
         both a strategic service delivery level and at a grassroots level.

      4. Work with the third sector to deliver effective and productive relations and
         engagement, which is undertaken primarily through a strengthened Compact
         Implementation Group and through the ChangeUp partnership.

      5. Establish a partnership forum to address environmental and climate change
         issues. A decision on what form this should take will reflect the work currently
         being undertaken by Forum for the Future.

      6. Other themes are supported through existing forums, ad hoc seminars and
         workshops and/or a task and finish approach focused on outcomes. For
         example, on preparing for 2012, developing key strategies such as the Local
         Development Framework etc.

7.4   Communication and Partnership Capacity Building

7.4.1 There is also an opportunity for the NP to deliver more effective communications
      and collaborative styles of working through facilitated development work focussing
      on:

      1. developing an effective approach to collaborative working in order to develop an
         understanding of individuals‟ role and responsibilities and build trust and
         capacity across partners.


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      2. offering 1-2-1 support and mentoring of partnership members to develop
         individuals‟ skills and ability to contribute effectively to meetings.
      3. facilitation of networking events and seminars on key issues.
      4. developing regular communications, e-bulletins, data sharing hubs etc, and in
         particular enabling this through a new partnership website.
      5. a joint approach to consultation, research, data sharing and engagement
         activity.

8.    Membership and Chair arrangements

8.1   The membership of the NP shall reflect key stakeholders within Newham and shall
      reflect a balance between the Public, Private, Community, Voluntary and Faith
      Sectors.

8.2   The NP shall review the appropriateness and balance of its membership at least
      once every three calendar years.

8.3   The NP family may, from time to time, invite representatives from other
      organisations, who shall not be members of the NP, to attend and speak. Such
      invited representatives shall not have voting rights

8.4   Each of the bodies will be expected to determine their membership on the basis of
      ensuring:

      1. Member organisations are relevant and are key to delivering the NP‟s shared
         priorities through their work and activity.
      2. That the individual representing an organisation is of a level that they are able to
         contribute effectively to partnership discussions, offering expertise and able to
         make decisions on behalf of their organisation. The organisation may nominate
         a substitute for their representative, who can attend on an observer basis,
         however this should not be a regular arrangement.
      3. That the individual representing attends regularly and is prepared to follow up
         actions between meetings, to ensure actions are delivered and to be willing to
         write reports and make presentations to the relevant Board(s) if and when
         required.
      4. That member organisations recognise the nature of partnership working, in
         terms of having shared ownership of priorities, targets and both problems and
         solutions.
      5. That member organisations and their individual representatives actively support
         and promote the Borough‟s shared vision and priorities, working with other
         organisations, actively seeking opportunities to deliver added value and
         improved outcomes through working with other partners.
      6. That membership is approved by the relevant Board.

8.5   There will be three types of member of the NP:

       Postholder      by virtue of a post they hold in a representative organisation where
                       the NP‟s constitution has that particular post as being a member of
                       a body.

       Elected         following an agreed voting process for an agreed duration.


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        Co-opted        the member is asked to join by the Chair with the agreement of the
                        NP. They will remain a member until: they are no longer
                        performing a role in the Borough relevant to the NP, they choose
                        to leave or the NP agrees to remove them.

8.6    The NP through its decisions will be held to account by local residents and as a
       collective group will need to have confidence that all of its members have been
       elected through an open and transparent process to a standard expected of any
       publicly accountable organisation. It is therefore of upmost importance that the
       process for nominating and electing members cannot be open to challenge on
       grounds of being unfair or excluding or not encouraging participation. The NP and
       Newham Council, as its accountable body, will therefore reserve the right to ensure
       any nomination process for a representative is fair and open.

8.7    The Chair and Vice Chair of the Boards are:

       Newham Partnership Board - Chair: Mayor of Newham; Vice Chairs: Chairs of the
       Partnership Action Boards

       Public Service Board - Chair: Chief Executive of the London Borough of Newham;
       Vice Chairs: Chief Executive of NHS Newham and Borough Commander

       Children’s Trust Action Partnership Board - Chair: Executive Member for
       Children and Young People; Vice Chair: Chair of NHS Newham

       Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Action Board - Chair: Chief
       Executive of the London Borough of Newham; Vice Chair: Borough Commander

       Employment and Enterprise Partnership Action Board - Chair: Chief Executive
       of East London Business Alliance; Vice Chair: Executive Member for Human
       Resources and Industrial Relations

       Health and Well Being Partnership Action Board Chair: Chair of NHS Newham;
       Vice Chair: Executive Member for Health

8.8    The Chair and Vice Chair of each Partnership Action Board will be appointed by the
       Newham Partnership Board. Together with the lead officer, they shall be directly
       accountable and answerable to the Newham Partnership Board for the performance
       of the Partnership Action Board.

8.9    The Chair and Vice-Chair for each part of the NP family must come from different
       sections of the respective memberships.

8.10   Should the Chair of a Partnership Action Board resign from that role then the Vice-
       Chair will become the Acting Chair. The Newham Partnership Board, at its next
       available meeting, will designate a member of that Partnership Action Board as
       Chair.

8.11   Membership of the Newham Partnership

8.11.1 Membership of the Newham Partnership Board as at 1 November 2009 is listed in
       Appendix A.

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8.11.2 How members of the Newham Partnership Board were appointed is listed as
       Appendix B.

8.11.3 Membership of Partnership Action Boards as at 1 November 2009 is listed in
       Appendix C.

9.     Roles and Responsibilities for Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the NP family

9.1    The Chair of each part of the NP family shall have input into their agenda and shall
       conduct the meeting in an informed, orderly fashion.

9.2    The Chair of each part of the NP family should work in partnership with the
       members of the NP, the NP family, and the Chair of the Newham Partnership Board
       to achieve the overall objectives of the NP and act in the best interest of the NP.

9.3    The role of the Vice Chair(s) is to assist the Chair in carrying out their role and when
       the Chair is unavailable, to have input into the agenda and to conduct the meetings
       in an informed, orderly fashion.

9.4    The Vice Chair shall deputise for the Chair at the Chair‟s request or in the absence
       of the Chair at any meetings and shall undertake such other duties as might be
       assigned by the part of the NP family to which they are Vice Chair.

9.5    In the absence of both the Chair and Vice Chair at any meeting, those present shall
       elect, by simple majority vote, an interim chair for the purpose of the meeting only.

10.    Newham Partnership Meetings

10.1   A programme stating the dates and times for all NP meetings for the forthcoming
       municipal year shall be approved by the Newham Partnership Board before the end
       of the previous municipal year.

10.2   Meetings of any of the NP family shall not exceed two hours in length except by
       agreement of the majority of those present and eligible to vote. Meetings may be
       extended by half an hour by agreement. Any item not dealt with at the end of this
       time must be deferred to the next meeting.

10.3   Training days, special meetings, and other events may exceed the two hour limit
       where the nature of those events requires a longer period of time.

11.    Quorum

11.1   The Quorum for a NP meeting shall be one quarter of the full membership of the
       particular NP family meeting, except where a specific part has determined another
       quorum level for that particular part. If a meeting is not quorate, the members
       present may still hold the meeting with decisions being endorsed at the next
       quorate meeting.

12.    Secretariat

12.1   The secretariat support for the NP family of meetings will be provided by the
       London Borough of Newham, through its Democratic Services Unit.

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12.2   The secretariat will provide a full secretarial service, including room bookings,
       maintaining circulation lists, preparing agendas and minutes, updating the
       constitution etc. Minutes do not have to be verbatim but shall comprise a brief
       summary of proceedings, decisions and significant issues raised. Minutes of the
       NP family of meetings shall be public documents.

13.    Attendance at meetings

13.1   If a representative fails to attend three consecutive meetings without good reason,
       the Member organisation will be notified and invited to replace their representative.

13.2   Any organisational representative who is unable to attend a meeting may nominate
       a named substitute from their organisation to represent them at that meeting. The
       substitute may speak and vote on behalf of that member. A substitute should be
       used sparingly.

13.3   The NP may excuse attendance by members where there is a good reason upon
       request to the Newham Partnership Board.

13.4   Members are expected to regularly attend NP meetings and are expected to arrive
       on time and stay for the full meeting. Members should indicate to the Chair or Clerk
       of the meeting in advance if they are unable to attend, or will be arriving late to the
       meeting. Members should inform the Chair or the Clerk if they will need to leave
       before the end of the meeting.

13.5   If, in the view of the Chair of the particular part of the NP family, a member‟s
       attendance at any particular meeting was insufficient, the Chair shall instruct the
       Clerk to mark that member as being absent. The Chair‟s decision is final.

14.    Training

14.1   Representatives should attend any such training as is necessary for the role.

15.    Voting

15.1   The ethos of the NP is to work in partnership together and therefore, decisions
       should be made by consensus. On the rare occasions when a consensus cannot
       be reached, voting shall be by a show of hands and shall be by a simple majority
       rather than by formal voting. However, at the discretion of the Chair, a vote may be
       taken on any matter. Each member of that part of the NP family or their substitute
       shall have one vote. In the case of an equality of votes, the Chair of the meeting
       shall have a second or casting vote.

16.    Behavioural expectations for Members

16.1   Member organisations and their representatives agree to listen, contribute, accept
       differences of opinion, and must treat others with respect.

16.2   Member organisations and their representatives are expected to behave with
       appropriate decorum during any meeting of the NP family, and are expected not to
       behave in a manner that could bring the NP into disrepute. This includes:


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       a) Not acting in a way that is either verbally or physically violent or unruly, or
          intimidating to other NP members or members of the public who attend the
          meeting;
       b) Not harassing or bullying other NP members or members of the public who
          attend the meetings;
       c) Not preventing another person from gaining access to information to which that
          person is entitled by law;
       d) Not compromising the impartiality of anyone who works for, or on behalf of, the
          authority;
       e) Not behaving in a manner which could reasonably be regarded as bringing the
          member organisations office or the authority into disrepute;
       f) Having regard to any relevant advice provided to NP members;
       g) Ensuring that the authority‟s resources are used for proper purposes;
       h) Complying with the equality laws;
       i) Not using membership of NP to gain an unfair advantage for themselves or an
          unfair advantage or disadvantage for others; and
       j) Not disclosing confidential information or information believed to be of a
          confidential nature.

16.3   Member organisations and their representatives are expected to familiarise
       themselves with and abide by the general principles of equal opportunities and not
       engage or act in a discriminatory manner.

16.4   All Member organisations and their representatives will:

       a) be responsible for the final approval of projects and initiatives;
       b) seek to define local needs and to approve projects and initiatives which meet
           those needs;
       c) report regularly on the progress of each part of the NP family to Newham
           Council, partners and residents of Newham;
       d) link into wider strategies and partnerships in order to attract external funds;
       e) maintain the highest standard of conduct transparency and ethics;
       f) when acting on any business of the NP, ensure that their primary duty of care
           will be to the NP and not to any other agency, organisation, company or
           individual with which they are involved;
       g) when involved with any business of the NP, to act at all times in good faith, in
           the best interests of and for the benefit of the NP;
       h) always assume collective responsibility for the decisions reached by the NP,
           particularly when communicating these to third parties;
       i) support and assist in the auditing processes which are required to be carried out
           by Newham Council and in any other audits or reviews which may from time to
           time be carried out by other funding partners;
       j) Not make public, information which is confidential, without written consent of the
           NP or divulge information given in confidence to anyone other than another NP
           member or officer entitled to know it; and
        k) will ensure they behave in a way that will ensure high levels of public confidence
           in the work of the NP and the way it does its business.




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17.    Code of Conduct

17.1   Representatives are expected to sign and abide by the NP Code of Conduct and
       declaration of interest form in view of the powers and responsibilities of the NP
       unless the member is already bound by an existing Code of Conduct from the
       organisation they represent and the organisation has similar provisions in relation to
       their work with the NP. Forms will be held by the Head of Democratic Services on
       behalf of the NP and will not be made available to the public without the prior
       consent of the representative. Appointments cannot be confirmed until a
       declaration form is completed and received. Failure to complete the form within 28
       days will result in the appointment not being confirmed.

17.2   Failure to abide by the applicable Code of Conduct, or behaving in a manner which
       a member of the public would reasonably consider inappropriate, may lead to the
       representative and/or the member organisation being removed from the NP.

18.    Declaration of Interest at meetings

18.1   The public and all those participating in a meeting should be aware of any interest a
       member has in a particular matter. Therefore, such interests should be clearly
       declared unless transparent to all those present by the very nature of the
       representatives‟ role.

18.2   Declaring a Personal Interest

18.2.1 The public and all those participating in a meeting should be aware of any personal
       interests a member of the NP has in a particular matter.

18.2.2 You will have a personal interest in the business of the NP where the interest would
       affect you or someone with whom you have a close association more than it would
       affect the majority of people in the Borough.

18.2.3 A representative attending any meeting of the NP family must declare the personal
       interest at the meeting, unless it is transparent to all those present by the very
       nature of the representative‟s role, for example in representing an organisation(s) or
       group of individuals. The interest may relate to:

       a) yourself, your family, friends or close associates;
       b) your employer or company (except where you are on the NP representing a
          public body);
       c) a local voluntary organisation where you hold an official position or are heavily
          involved with its work;
       d) your role as a representative of an organisation in which they may gain an unfair
          advantage over others for example for funding, grants, work or a contract; or
       e) where you have received a gift or hospitality valued at over £25 within the last
          three years from an organisation or an individual who would benefit from a
          decision.

18.2.4 Any interest must be declared at the beginning of the relevant meeting or as soon
       as you are aware of the interest. Interests must be declared clearly so all those
       attending the meeting are aware of the interest and how it arises.


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18.3   When should a member not participate in the decision: a prejudicial interest

18.3.1 In some circumstances, it may be deemed that the interest is also prejudicial. A
       personal interest becomes prejudicial where you, the organisation you represent,
       your family, a friend or a close associate may gain a financial advantage from being
       involved in making the decision. For example when bidding for funding or a
       contract.

18.3.2 The exemption to this is when someone is exercising a function of a public nature,
       for example they have been appointed to sit on the NP by a public body or attend in
       their capacity as an employee of a public body.

18.3.3 In determining whether an interest is prejudicial, a representative should also
       consider whether a member of the public, knowing all the facts, would reasonably
       expect the representative not to take part because of the nature of the interest they
       have in a matter.

18.3.4 Any representative declaring a prejudicial interest should leave the room and take
       no part in the particular item.

18.3.5 Failure to abide by the requirement to declare interests may lead to the
       representative and/or the member organisation being removed from Newham
       Partnership.

18.4   Registering an Interest

18.4.1 There is a requirement for all members of the NP to complete a form registering
       their interests, which fall within the categories set out in the Code of Conduct, which
       include:

       1. Membership or position of control or management in:
           an outside body to which you have been appointed or nominated by the
             London Borough of Newham:
           any bodies exercising functions of a public nature (for example, the fire
             authority or police authority);
           a charity; and
           any body that influences Public Opinion or Policy, including any political party
             or trade union
       2. Employment or business
       3. Any interests in companies and securities
       4. Any contract for goods, services or works made between the London Borough of
          Newham and the NP member or a company in which the NP member is a
          partner, a paid director or person or body set out in 3 above
       5. Any gift or hospitality received with an estimated value of at least £25
       6. Any land or property in Newham
       7. Any Corporate/Business tenancies
       8. Any Licences to occupy land




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19.    Gifts and Hospitality

19.1   Any member receiving any gifts or hospitality over the value of £25 as a result of
       their membership of the NP should complete a declaration form. Members are
       advised that they should not accept any gift that is so substantial that it may be
       deemed to amount to an inducement for special treatment. Members must also
       consider the context in which the offer of a gift or hospitality is made.

19.2   Members that are unsure whether it is appropriate to accept a particular gift or
       hospitality may seek advice from Newham Council‟s Monitoring Officer (the
       Divisional Director of Legal and Democratic Services).

19.3   The relevant declaration forms are available from Newham Council‟s Democratic
       Services Unit and will be available for public inspection.

20.    Termination of Membership

20.1   If a representative or member organisation has acted in a manner that brings the
       NP into disrepute, or fails to abide by their Code of Conduct, the NP‟s Code of
       Conduct or the requirement to declare interests, then the matter should be
       considered in the first instance by Newham Council's Monitoring Officer (the
       Divisional Director of Legal and Democratic Services). The findings from this
       consideration will be forwarded to the Newham Partnership Board for consideration
       as to whether the matter should be forwarded to Newham Council‟s Independent
       Standards Committee for investigation and recommendation.

20.2   If a matter is referred to Newham Council‟s Independent Standards Committee, the
       Committee‟s recommendations shall be forwarded to the Newham Partnership
       Board for consideration at the next possible meeting. The Newham Partnership
       Board shall determine, by a majority of the members present and voting at that
       meeting, whether or not to remove or otherwise sanction that member organisation
       or representative according to the advice received from the Independent Standards
       Committee.

20.3   The member organisation or representative shall have the right to be heard at the
       Newham Partnership Board meeting that determines whether or not that member or
       representative is removed or otherwise sanctioned.

20.4   Any vacancy arising from termination will be referred back to the appropriate
       selecting, electing or nominating organisation or sector to fill the vacancy as soon
       as is reasonably practicable.

20.5   If the Newham Partnership Board fails to pass the motion, no further action shall be
       taken.

20.6   Each representative shall cease to hold office if they become unable or unfit by
       reason of mental disorder, illness or injury, of managing and administering his/her
       property and affairs.

20.7   For the avoidance of any doubt, should an individual cease to be part of the
       member organisation, they are not permitted to remain as the representative for that
       member organisation on the NP. A person is only eligible to be a representative as

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       long as they are part of the member organisation, and the member organisation still
       wishes them to be their chosen representative.

20.8   For the avoidance of any doubt, should an organisation or part of the NP family
       cease to exist then a representative of that organisation or part should not remain
       as a representative on any other part of the NP family. That is, a person can only
       be a representative if the organisation or part of the NP they represent currently
       exists.

20.9   Any member organisation may resign from any of the NP family by giving at least
       one months‟ notice in writing of their intention to do so to either the NP Manager or
       the Clerk to the Newham Partnership Board.

21.    Admission to the Public and Press

21.1   All meetings of the NP family (except for the Public Service Board) will be open to
       the public and the press unless the NP or the Chair of the particular body of the NP
       family determines that discussion of a particular topic justifies a closed session.
       Special meetings and Away Days will generally be closed to the public and press.

21.2   Members of the public may speak on any agenda item at the discretion of the Chair.
       Persons wishing to address a meeting shall, if possible, stand on speaking and give
       their name and if relevant, the organisation they are representing.

21.3   Any deputation or delegations must request permission to speak. Generally, this
       must be requested one week in advance and the size of the deputation and number
       of speakers shall be limited to the Chair‟s direction.

21.4   Any unruly, overbearing or other inappropriate behaviour by members of the public
       at an NP meeting will not be allowed. If the Chair‟s directions or attempts to restore
       order are not obeyed, the Chair may call an interval until order is restored.

21.5   Meetings will be conducted in accordance with the generally accepted rules of
       conduct for meetings. Any attendee not conducting themselves in a proper manner
       will be asked to leave the meeting, and if need be, will be removed from the
       meeting. The Chair‟s decision shall be final.

21.6   Any media in attendance at any NP meeting shall respect the wishes of anyone
       who does not want to be photographed or recorded.

22.    Circulation of Information

22.1   A programme of dates for meetings shall be drawn up annually so far as possible.

22.2   Agendas should be dispatched to members five clear working days in advance of
       each meeting although failure to meet this requirement will not invalidate the
       meeting.

22.3   All reports submitted to the NP should be written using the correct report template,
       and should be circulated with the agenda as far as possible.



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22.4   Copies of agendas and reports should be published on Newham Council‟s website
       five working days before the meeting, except for:

       a)    agendas and reports for the Public Service Board; or
       b)    any agenda or report where it is deemed justified that it not be published; or
       c)    agendas for away days; special meetings and other events.

22.5   Where a meeting is convened at shorter notice, copies of the agenda and reports
       shall be made available as soon as reasonably possible.

22.6   Where possible, agendas and reports should be available to the press and public.

22.7   Minutes of meetings shall be circulated by e-mail to all members and made
       available on Newham Council‟s website 5 working days after the meeting. They will
       also be circulated with the next agenda.

22.8   Full and adequate notice of each NP meeting shall be deemed to have been given
       to each member of that particular part of the NP family by despatch by ordinary post
       to the latest address notified to the Clerk to the Newham Partnership Board.

22.9   The financial year of the NP shall run in accordance with that of Newham Council
       as the accountable body. That is, it shall commence on 1 April in each calendar
       year and end on 31 March on the next calendar year.

23.    Amendments to the Constitution

23.1   This constitution may be changed by a resolution at the Newham Partnership
       Board, and passed by a majority of members present and voting. Where possible,
       the notice of the meeting should set out the terms of the changes proposed.




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                                                                                Appendix A
                        Membership of Newham Partnership Board

Chair of the Partnership (1)    Mayor of Newham
Deputy Mayor (1)                Deputy Mayor
Health Reps (3)                 Chair, NHS Newham
                                Chair, East London & City Mental Health Trust
                                Chair, Newham University Hospital Trust
Police (1)                      The appointee of the Borough Police Commander
Job Centre Plus (1)             The appointee of Job Centre Plus
Learning & Skills Council (1)   The appointee of the LSC (London region)
Business (4)                    East London Business Alliance (2)
                                Small/Medium Business Representatives (2)
Community, Voluntary and        Community
Faith Sectors (5)
                                Voluntary
                                Faith
                                Sport
                                Culture
Young Mayor of Newham (1)       Young Mayor of Newham
Higher/Further Education (2)    University of East London
                                14-19 Board
Executive (14)                  Executive Member, Community Intelligence
                                Executive Member, Finance & Asset Mgt
                                Executive Member, Children & Young People
                                Executive Member, Olympics and Public Affairs
                                Executive Member, Housing, Process & Business Efficiency
                                Executive Member for Anti-Social Behaviour
                                Executive Member for Community Forums
                                Executive Member for Health
                                Executive Member for Culture
                                Executive Member for Business Partnerships and Skills
                                Executive Member for Older People and Adults
                                Executive Member for Public Realm
                                Executive Member for Regeneration
                                Executive Member for Performance and Inspection
Mayor‟s Observers (4)           To be determined by the Mayor


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                                                                                                                    Appendix B

                                         Membership of the Newham Partnership Board
Name                      Post                      Reason for being a        How they hold their      Type of Member
                                                    member                    position
Sir Robin Wales (Chair)   Mayor of Newham           Directly Elected Mayor    Holds their position     Elected
                                                                              following election
                                                                              process.
Martin Buck               Newham 14-19              The Headteacher           Holds their position     Postholder
                          Partnership (Joint Rep)   representatives on the    following open
                                                    14-19 Partnership is the  advertisement and
                                                    designated postholder     competitive interview.
                                                    representing the
                                                    organisation.
Selena Bolingbroke        University of East London The Director of External  Holds their position     Postholder
                                                    Relations is the          following open
                                                    designated postholder     advertisement and
                                                    representing the          competitive interview.
                                                    organisation.
Sandy Cotton              Learning and Skills       To be removed as LSC                               Postholder
                          Council                   will cease to exist in
                                                    March 2010.
Rev. Ann Easter           Faith Sector              Elected Representative of Holds their position     Elected
                                                    the Third Sector (Faith)  following election
                                                                              process.
Martin Heys               Newham University         The Chair of the Trust is Holds their position     Postholder
                          Hospital Trust            the designated postholder following open
                                                    representing the          advertisement and
                                                    organisation.             competitive interview.
Graham Houghton           City & East London Job    The District Manager is   Holds their position     Postholder
                          Centre Plus               the designated postholder following open
                                                    representing the          advertisement and
                                                    organisation.             competitive interview.
 Liam Kane                East London Business      The Chief Executive of    Holds their position     Co-opted
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                         Alliance                  ELBA is the designated      following open
                                                   postholder representing     advertisement and
                                                   the organisation.           competitive interview.
Paul Leslie              Voluntary Sector          Elected Representative of   Holds their position     Elected
                                                   the Third Sector            following election
                                                   (Voluntary                  process.
                                                   Organisations).
Simon Letchford          Newham Police             The Borough                 Holds their position     Postholder
                                                   Commander is the            following open
                                                   designated postholder       advertisement and
                                                   representing the            competitive interview.
                                                   organisation.
Baroness Molly Meacher   East London NHS           The Chair of the Trust is   Holds their position     Postholder
                         Foundation Trust          the designated postholder   following open
                                                   representing the            advertisement and
                                                   organisation.               competitive interview.
Marie Gabriel            NHS Newham                The Chair of the Trust is   Holds their position     Postholder
                                                   the designated postholder   following open
                                                   representing the            advertisement and
                                                   organisation.               competitive interview.
Colin Watts              Community Sector          Elected Representative of   Holds their position     Elected
                                                   the Third Sector            following election
                                                   (Community                  process.
                                                   Organisations).
Richard Hunt             Sports Sector             Elected Representative of   Holds their position     Elected (currently Co-
                                                   the Third Sector (Sports    following election       opted)
                                                   Organisations).             process.
Margaret Wheeler         Newham 14-19              The Headteacher             Holds their position     Postholder
                         Partnership (Joint Rep)   representatives on the      following open
                                                   14-19 Partnership is the    advertisement and
                                                   designated postholder       competitive interview.
                                                   representing the
                                                   organisation.
Alison White             East London Business      The Newham Programme        Holds their position     Co-opted

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                        Alliance          Director of ELBA is the      following open
                                          designated postholder        advertisement and
                                          representing the             competitive interview.
                                          organisation.
Vacant                  Cultural Sector   Elected representative of    Holds their position     Elected
                                          the Third Sector (Cultural   following election
                                          Organisations).              process.




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                                                                         Appendix C

       Membership of the Partnership Action Boards as at 1 November 2009


                          Newham Partnership
              Better Health and Well Being
                   Partnership Action Board
  Members of the Board

  Marie Gabriel (Chair)       NHS Newham
  Carrie Battersby            Borough Director, East London NHS Foundation
                              Trust
  John Connor                 Aston Mansfield (Newham Voluntary Sector
                              Consortium)
  Claire Foreman              Interim Executive Director of Adults, Culture,
                              Community and Customer Services
  Ian McKay                   Head of Children & Young People's Health, NHS
                              Newham / LBN
  Rachel Flowers              Interim Director of Public Health, NHS Newham
  Maureen Keane               WHCM Forrest Counselling (NVSC)
  Sue McCarthy                Newham Age Concern (NVSC)
  Penny Pereira               Director of Strategy and Service Development,
                              Newham University Hospital Trust
  Rachel Tofts                Tate & Lyle
  Melanie Walker              Chief Executive, NHS Newham
  Sahdia Warraich             The Forum for Health and Wellbeing
  Councillor Clive Furness    Executive Member for Health, LBN
  Councillor Neil Wilson      Executive Member, Equalities & Social Inclusion,
                              LBN




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                            Newham Partnership
   Children’s Trust Partnership Action Board

  Members of the Board

  Councillor Rev. Quintin      Executive Member for Children and Young People
  Peppiatt (Chair)
  Kim Bromley-Derry            Executive Director Children and Young People
                               Service
  Marie Gabriel                Chair, NHS Newham
  John Lock                    Deputy to Marie Gabriel
  Melanie Walker               NHS Newham
  Carol Hill                   Director of Commissioning at NHS Newham, Deputy
                               to Melanie Walker
  Simon Letchford              Borough Police Commander
  Gary Buttercase              Newham Police, Deputy to Simon Letchford
  Kamini Rambellas             Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board
  Dorothy Briffa               Lead General Practitioner in Newham
  Paul Leslie                  Voluntary Sector representative – Hartley Centre
  Marcia Samuels               Voluntary Sector representative - New Choices for
                               Youth (NCY Trust)
  Jan Tallis                   Parent Governor Representative
  Khadija Osman                Parent Governor Representative, Deputy to Jan
                               Tallis
  Darren Williams              Nursery/primary school Head Teacher
  Cauthar Tooley               Newham Secondary Schools
  Charlotte Robinson           Newham Secondary Schools, Deputy to Cauthar
                               Tooley
  Martin Tolhurst              Post 16 learning provider, Newham College
  Eddie Playfair               Post 16 learning provider, Deputy to Martin Tolhurst
  Sarah Wilson                 East London NHS Foundation Trust




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                           Newham Partnership
  Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
               Action Board

  Members

  Joe Duckworth (Chair)       Chief Executive, LBN
  Simon Letchford             Borough Commander, Newham Police
  John Biggs                  Metropolitan Police Authority Link Member
  Carrie Battersby            Director, East London & City Mental Health Trust
  Allan Brimicombe            University of East London
  Valerie Brown               Race Equality in Newham
  Bridget Chohan              Crown Prosecution Service
  Victor da Cunha             East Thames Group
  Carina Heckroodt            London Probation Service
  Councillor June Leitch      Executive Member for Anti social Behaviour
  Bernadette Marjoram         Executive Director of Environment
  Mark Smith                  Stratford Magistrate Court
  John Talbot                 Borough Commander, Newham Fire Service
  Brendan Loughran            Director for Learning & Skills




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                         Newham Partnership
            Employment and Enterprise
       Partnership Action Partnership Board

  Members of the Board
  Liam Kane (Chair)             East London Business Alliance
  Caroline Bloch                Newham Healthcare Trust
  Councillor Christine Bowden   Deputy Mayor, LBN
  Sandy Cotton                  Learning and Skills Council
  Amanda Duckett                Careers Management Futures
  Diane Gowland                 Newham College of Further Education
  Derek Harvey                  Jobcentre Plus
  Rosie Holcroft                London Development Agency
  Councillor Alec Kellaway      Executive Adviser, Business Partnerships & Skills,
                                LBN
  Bernadette Marjoram           Joint Executive Director Regeneration, Planning and
                                Property
  Marta Melvin                  Business Link for London
  Tom Storey                    Bovis Lendlease
  John Timbs                    Newham Chamber of Commerce
  Jonathan Watson               Westfield
  Ray Wilkinson                 University of East London
  Colin Zetie                   Voluntary Sector




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                                                                                                                Appendix D

   Newham Partnership – Structure
                                                                                          Strategic Objectives,
                                               Newham                                     target setting, tasking
       Mayor’s
Strategy Commissions                      Partnership Board
                                                                                          Performance
              Mayor‟s Strategic Advice                                                    management




                             Public Service
                                Board




                                 Crime and            Health and Well    Employment and
 Childrens’ Trust                 Disorder                 Being           Enterprise
                                 Reduction             Partnership         Partnership
                                 Partnership




                             Sub Groups, Issue based partnership groups
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