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 2021-2024  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, most recently in June 2022,  and are revised to reflect findings from performance information and case reviews.

  • Priority 1: To expand on learning in regard to self-neglect; to offer the partnership with resources to support them to achieve effective outcomes for individuals that self-neglect.
  • Priority 2: To seek assurance that quality of health and social care services delivered in the West of Berkshire or those commissioned out of area for West Berkshire residents is monitored effectively and there is a proportionate response to concerns.
  • Priority 3: The Board to review its Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) process, in order to ensure that it is timely and good value for money.
  • Priority 4: The Board will continue to carry out the following business as usual tasks in order to comply with its statutory obligations.

Business Plan

The Board have approved a Business Plan for 2022-23. A copy of the Business Plan current as at the 8th July 2022 can be found here.

The completed business plan for 2021-22 can be found here.

The completed business plan for 2020-21 can be found here.

Completed Business Plans for previous years can be found: 2019-202018-19, 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 2020-21 includes: list of Board member organisations, Board structure chart, achievements by partner agencies, Safeguarding Adults Annual Reports produced by the following partners: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading Borough Council West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. Along with a copy of the 2021-22 Business Plan current as at the July 2021 and the completed 2020-21 Business Plan

Previous Annual Reports can be found here:

Annual Report 2019-20

Annual Report 2018-19

Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2013-14