The Business Unit of the KBSP is made up of ten staff members. Its role is to undertake work that has been agreed by members of the partnership. This includes writing new policies around keeping people safe, reviewing what needs to change to help keep people safer, and gathering the voice of the various communities in Bristol about how they think things should change.
Laura Gajdus is the manager and oversees the work of the business unit. Laura talks to the members in the partnership a lot and makes sure that the work they ask the business unit to do is in line with the goals the partnership has said they would like to reach. Laura also checks that the business team are doing the work that they have been asked to do.
To help Laura and the business unit team get all their emails, meetings and paperwork organised, there are two Business Support Officers doing all the hard work. They are Sophie Luker, Zoe Chrisostomou.
Esther Lambert is the business unit’s Training Officer and is responsible for organising lots of training across Bristol to help other people working with children, adults and communities, to learn how to help keep people safe. For Esther to do this she has support from Amanda Webb, who is the Training Team Business Support Officer.
The Project Support Officers John Parfitt- Glynn and Rebecca Dible work together to co-ordinate learning reviews for the partnership. It is their job to oversee the review and keep it within timescales, including working with an independent author to help them gather all of the information and write the report. These reviews help the Partnership to learn lessons about what has gone wrong when someone has sadly died or been badly hurt so they can change how people work together in the future. There are different types of reviews for different circumstances; John supports Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) and Rebecca supports Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs).
Olwen Kelly is the business unit’s Policy and Projects Officer. Olwen works with lots of people in the partnership and groups who work directly with children, adults and communities, to write important documents called Policies. These policies explain how people in Bristol should follow the law and work in a way that the partnership thinks is best for Bristol to keep people safe.
Jenny Wills is the Participation Project Officer. Jenny is responsible for talking to children, adults and communities to hear what they think needs to change. She supports with the Shadow Board which is a group of young people from Bristol who help Jenny with projects to do with changing the way we make Bristol safer for children and young people. She also works with lots of other groups in the city to make sure that the KBSP's work thinks about everyone in the community, including people with disabilities, who speak different languages, and those who have care and support needs.
Kelly Vernon is our Safeguarding Information Analyst. Kelly looks at data and information about what has been going on in Bristol to let the KBSP know what is going well to keep people in Bristol safe and what we should be more worried about