Safeguarding Adults Board

Priorities, Plans and Reports

The  Board has a duty to publish a Strategic Plan that sets out how it will meet its main objective, and to publish an annual report detailing what the Board and its members have done during the year to implement its Strategic Plan.

Safeguarding Strategy

The Safeguarding Strategy 2018-21 outlines what the Board aims to achieve in the next three years. The Board identifies strategic priorities that shapes its work. These are reviewed each year and revised to reflect findings from performance information and case reviews, they were last reviewed and updated in September 2020.Priorities from 2019-20 were carried over to 2020-21 as there were delays in completion due to the pandemic.

Priority 1 - We will continue to work on outstanding actions from the 2019/20 from the following priorities:

  • Priority 1 2019-20, We will provide the partnership with the tools and framework to work effectively with people who Self-Neglect
  • Priority 2 2019 -20, The SAB will work collaboratively with Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Community Safety Partnerships and Health and Wellbeing Boards to provide the workforce with the frameworks and tools to work with Vulnerable Adults who are at risk of Domestic Abuse.
  • Priority 3 2019-20, We will understand the main risks to our local population in regard to Targeted Exploitation and agree how best to equip the partnership to Safeguard vulnerable people against these risks.
  • Priority 4 2019-20, The SAB will understand from key stakeholders, why there has been an increase in organisational safeguarding and seek assurance from commissioners, that there are adequate preventative measures in place that is consistent across the partnership where practical.

Priority 2 – The SAB will seek to understand the impact the pandemic has had on Adult Safeguarding locally.

Priority 3 – The SAB will continue to carry out the business as usual tasks in order to comply with its statutory obligations.

Business Plan

The Board have approved a Business Plan for 2020-21. A copy of the Business Plan current as at the 12/10/2020 can be found here.

The completed business plan for 2019-20 can be found here

Completed Business Plans for previous years can be found: 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17.

Annual Report

The Safeguarding Adults Board has a statutory responsibility to produce an annual report into the effectiveness and quality of multi-agency safeguarding practice.

The Annual Report 2018-19 includes: list of Board member organisations, achievements by partner agencies. Safeguarding Adults Annual Reports produced by the following agencies: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Reading Borough Council, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. Along with a copy of the 2019-20 Business Plan current as at the 02.07.2019 and the completed 2018-19 Business Plan.

Previous Annual Reports can be found here:

Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2013-14