The SAB is responsible for;
- protecting adults from abuse
- reducing the risk of abuse
- and supporting people to stop abuse where it happens
There are five subgroups:
- quality and improvement subgroup
- learning and development subgroup
- communications and engagement subgroup
- the safeguarding adult review subgroup
- missing and exploitation joint subgroup
The Care Act 2014 states that one of the duties of SABs is;
- to develop
- and publish a business plan
This must set out
- how to achieve their objectives
- and how their member and partner agencies will contribute to this plan.
The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly SAB has a 3-year strategic plan that describes the priorities the Board has set out to deliver.
The Safeguarding Adults Board writes policies and guidance for partner organisations to follow.
It also carries out a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when;
- an adult at risk dies
- or has experienced serious neglect
- or abuse and there is a concern that agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
Members of the Safeguarding Adults Board are from a wide range of organisations, including the voluntary sector, NHS, KCCG, Police, Fire and local government.
You can find out more about the work of the Board by watching our short film on You Tube
or by visiting our website.
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