Developing Regional Quality Assurance Capacity Project

This project was initiated in response to one of the key common themes arising from the 2018-19 cycle of Triad Peer Challenges.

We seek to improve the effectiveness of existing quality assurance activities and ensure they help members, directors and management teams answer the “how do we know about the quality of our services” question.

The Developing Regional Quality Assurance Capacity Project  supports our joint working on improving quality assurance capacity and capability.

A network of Quality Assurance Lead Officers has been established and meets four times a year.  The group has developed a proposal  for Common Components of a Quality Assurance Framework which aims to develop and share 'good quality assurance practice' and improve consistency across the region.

This project is sponsored by Stuart Ashley on behalf of Steve Crocker, DCS Hampshire and IoW. The Chair is Sophie Butt, Area Director - Quality Performance and Assurance Management for Hampshire. Vice Chair is Kim Goode, Area Director for the Isle of Wight. 

Next Steps

A Child Protection Chairs network has been set up as a sub-group of the QA Leads network. Membership of the network and the role of IROs and CP Chairs document can be accessed in the box opposite.

The ongoing support for the project is provided by Hampshire. Audit Templates, Practice Standards and QAFs should now be sent to Amanda Meadows for sharing. These are accessible to registered users in the Quality Assurance Restricted Area.

Access to these documents is restricted to members of the South East Sector Led Improvement Programme  (SESLIP) Quality Assurance Leads Group and their nominated officers.

Any changes of QA Leads to be notified to Amanda Meadows. 

Key Documents

The full project brief outlining the scope of the project and what it intends to deliver can be found here.

The Scoping Report was discussed at the AD Safeguarding network on 6th September 2019 can be found here.

Previous meetings:

November 5th 2019 - Notes

February 11th 2020 - Agenda and Notes

June 2nd 2020 - Notes

September 17th 2020 - Notes

December 9th 2020 - Notes

March 10th 2021 -Notes

June 7th 2021 - Notes

September 10th 2021 - Notes

January 6th 2022 - Notes

March 16th 2022 - Notes

June 16th 2022 - 


    Future Meeting Dates

    Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 2 p.m.

    Please contact Sally Hickman at for MS Teams invitation

    Contact Details

    Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
    01273 481468
    Children’s Services Performance Manager, Convener Of SE Quality Assurance Network: Amanda Meadows
    03707 794752