Thematic Advisory Group Adults

1. Purpose

The primary focus of the group is to work with a range of organisations and partnerships to increase participation in adults and reduce levels of inactivity across Liverpool City Region (LCR)

2. Principles

Each member agrees to work co-operatively to achieve the objectives of MSP Strategy adopting the following principles:

  • Be advocates for sport and physical activity
  • Embrace the values of inclusion and equality
  • Advocate good practice in relation to safeguarding standards
  • Adopt an outcome focussed approach allowing for local flexibility and innovation
  • Uphold the seven principles of public life
  • Foster openness and productive debates amongst members
  • Promote continuous improvement and celebrate achievements
  • Recognise that partners will be at different stages of development
  • Apply independent thinking and objectivity
  • Motivate and inspire others

3. Role Responsibility and Accountability

  • To provide a forum of experts that will develop and influence the direction of Physical Activity and Sport for adults across LCR
  • To work in synergy with MSP’s Children and Young People’s function to provide the most appropriate offer
  • To provide high-level advocacy and influence at a county level and local level to support the direction and priorities of this group. Making Physical Activity and Sport a priority
  • To identify joint priorities for NGB’s and partners to maximise the impact of Physical Activity and Sport for adults
  • To connect national and local opportunities to increase adult participation through the LCR Adult offer
  • To drive physical activity and sport opportunities, awareness of Chief Medical Officer/Physical Activity guidelines (for the Health and Social Care sector)
  • To support the implementation of Public Health England ‘Everybody Active Every Day’ (evidence based approach to physical activity)
  • To support increased commissioning of physical activity interventions, match interventions with local needs through identifying local intelligence
  • To continually raise not only MSP’s profile, but that of physical activity and sport here in the sub region. Through MSP’s website and social media presence, through exciting events, through strong social marketing campaigns, through powerful case studies, through engaging ambassadors and through maximising media relationships
  • To input progress against strategic objectives into MSP Balanced Scorecard, monitored by MSP’s Board every six months

4. Objectives

  • To enable adults to participate in physical activity and sport for a minimum of 12 weeks in the community

5. Membership

  • The members will consist of a maximum of eight identified individuals who are deemed suitably positioned to contribute to the group’s objectives
  • Members will be selected based on their area of expertise
  • The Group will build and maintain a close connection to Adult Advisory Groups across LCR.
  • Guest members may, from time to time, be invited to the group to support the desired outcomes of the group or as specific area of expertise
  • Chair to be elected from the group
  • MSP’s Strategic Lead for Adults will facilitate the group and report through the Balanced Scorecard summary to Board

6. Conflict Of Interest

  • Group members must declare any personal or business interests which may conflict with their responsibilities as Members annually and before each meeting as part of the agenda of items.

Interests are defined as:

  • Pecuniary Interests: these arise from a Member’s connection with bodies which have a direct pecuniary interest or from being a business partner or, being employed by, a person with such an interest
  • Non-pecuniary interests: these include those arising from membership of club or other organisations
  • At meetings, members must declare under the agenda item at the start of the meeting whether they have an interest, pecuniary or other, in the matter being considered

If a member has a pecuniary interest in an item being discussed they should leave the meeting while that item is discussed.  If a member has a non-pecuniary interest they, together with the Chairman, will decide whether the member should:

  • Leave the meeting while the item is discussed
  • Be allowed to remain in the meeting while the item is being discussed, but should not be allowed to take part in a discussion or vote
  • Be allowed to speak on the item but should not vote or be allowed to speak and vote on the item

7. Administration

  • Four times per year or as determined by the group at a location suitable to the group
  • Agendas and minutes service to be provided by MSP
  • Identify partners to join the group as and when the agenda requires a specific area of expertise
  • Chair to be elected by the group

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