Safeguarding adults – partnership and board

The Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership is a multi-agency partnership comprising statutory, independent and charitable organisations which have a stakeholder interest in safeguarding adults.

The Vision of the Partnership and Board is to protect and promote individual human rights, the capacity for independence and improved well being so that vulnerable adults stay safe, are treated with dignity and respect, enjoy a sustained quality of life, and are at all times protected from abuse, neglect, discrimination, or poor treatment.

The Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board is comprised of lead officer representation from the following organisations:

  • Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Adult Social Care
  • WCC Trading Standards
  • WCC Supporting People
  • Warwickshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)
  • Warwickshire Police
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust
  • Warwickshire Probation Area Service
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Age Concern Warwickshire
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) (West Midlands)

Membership of the Board also includes nominated representatives to offer expert advice in relation to legal, and equality and diversity issues.

Strategic Plan – Refresh 2016

The production of a Strategic Plan is a statutory requirement (Care Act 2014). This strategy is also key to supporting our work with Warwickshire people and with partners to ensure that adults at risk are:

  • Able to live independently and supported to manage risk;
  • Able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect;
  • Treated with dignity and respect;
  • Properly supported by agencies when they need protection.

The Safeguarding Board has completed its first year as a statutory body following the implementation of the Care Act in April 2015. As a result, the Strategic Plan has now been refreshed. The refreshed Plan reviews progress in delivering the Board’s vision, and sets out the work plan priorities for 2016/17. It explains how we intend to deliver these priorities during 2016/17 and beyond through clear and measurable objectives and targets. By refreshing the Plan we are ensuring that it is up to date and continues to be relevant to the strategic safeguarding challenges and opportunities facing Warwickshire.

WSAB Strategic Plan – Refresh 2016 (PDF, 1.16 MB)

Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) provide a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious safeguarding adults cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured and abuse or neglect has been suspected. The SAR process provides an opportunity for extended learning beyond single organisations, to allow changes/improvements to be made in policy, practice and procedures, where identified.

The WSAB Safeguarding Adults Review protocol has been refreshed to help provide further clarity and definition of the roles, responsibilities and processes for undertaking a SAR; and improve awareness, understanding and confidence in the use of the review process, as a means of extended learning.

WSAB Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol and Guidance (PDF, 1017.82 KB)

Safeguarding adults – partnership and board was last updated on February 8, 2017.