The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board (NAPB) is committed to improving the life opportunities of all autistic people and their family/carers living in Norfolk by making it an autism inclusive county.
The Board comprises of people from a wide range of backgrounds, including autistic people, parents/carers, professionals working in healthcare, social care, education, voluntary organisations, the police and Healthwatch. Everyone involved with the NAPB is committed to co production to ensure that the contributions of all participants are equally valued.
The purpose of the Board is to deliver the local autism strategy ‘My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk, in accordance with national guidance. It will do so through co producing, implementing and regularly reviewing an action plan.
The Board is in place to influence all partners in Norfolk with the aim of developing improved services for children, young people and adults who have, or who may have, autism as well as parents/carers. It will raise awareness of autism within the wider community and work to enable people with autism to be fully included in society.
The Board has devolved governance responsibilities to the NAPB Governance, Compliment and Complaints Working Group. You can download all of the governance documents signed off by the Board below.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of reference define the purpose and structure of the Board, Working Groups and Forum, the collective of people who have agreed to contribute towards the implement the local autism strategy ‘My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk’.
Norfolk Autism Partnership Board’s Terms of Reference Download
Working Group’s Terms of Reference Download
Autism Norfolk Forum Terms of Reference Download
There are many ways to get involved in the partnership. This process details information about the membership and the process for joining the partnership. For more information go to How to Get Involved.
The Norfolk Autism Partnership Application form enable people to join the Board or working groups.
Code of Conduct
The co produced code of conduct is a set of principles to enable co production and involvement throughout the partnership. It sets out what is expected of members and any sanctions if these are not met.
Code of Conduct Download
The privacy notice explains how the Norfolk Autism Partnership Board uses your personal information in processing, storing and sharing information.
Norfolk County Council currently offers its resources as the data controller for the Partnership.
Norfolk Autism Partnership Privacy Notice Download
The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board has worked with volunteers to identify and put in place reasonable adjustments. We want to remove any barriers that prevent autistic people and those with an interest in autism from engaging with the partnership. We welcome conversations about reasonable adjustment to help make this happen.
The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board wants to recruit as diverse a group of volunteers as possible to influencing the shape of services and support across Norfolk. A more diverse group of volunteers can offer a wider range of skills, experience and perspective. For some people, a lack of support can be a significant barrier to volunteering. Providing support in the form of an inclusive buddy programme can therefore dramatically increase the pool of volunteers.
Volunteer Problem Solving
Volunteer members make a unique and valuable contribution to the Board and working groups. While the involvement of volunteers is generally a positive experience for everyone involved, unfortunately sometimes things can go wrong. There are rare occurrences when a complaint is made about a volunteer by another volunteer, Board or Working Group member. The Volunteer Problem Solving process is in place to support a fair, equitable and consistent approach to dealing with complaints about volunteers of the Board and Working Groups. The Volunteering Problem Solving process is intended for volunteer members of the Board and Working Groups only.
Compliments and Complaints
The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board cares about the people’s experience of the partnership. Telling us what you think helps us to identify good practice and what can be improved. The compliments and complaints process is intended for members of the public and members of the partnership who are not on the Board or part of a working group.