Collaborative Working Agreement launched to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of West Sussex residents

A new ‘partnership of partnerships’ has been launched to improve the impact of services which aim to improve the lives of residents in West Sussex.

Guests at the Collaborative Working Agreement meeting

Release date: 31 October 2019

The Collaborative Working Agreement (CWA) has been launched by West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board, the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board and the Safer West Sussex Partnership.

The purpose of the agreement is to outline the cooperative working relationship between the four boards and partnerships to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of all residents of West Sussex and safeguard children, young people and adults, particularly those who are vulnerable to abuse and neglect.

The CWA was developed as part of the refresh of the West Sussex Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, as members from each of the partnerships were keen to strengthen relationships between the four boards, to harness their efforts to have greater impact for residents and communities.

Amanda Jupp, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “We are delighted to have launched the Agreement, but recognise that we’re at the start of our journey.

“There is still lots more to do to ensure greater join-up across partnerships for cross-cutting themes, such as emotional wellbeing, the environment, substance misuse, and violence, but this is a hugely positive first step.”

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