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:

Priority 1: We will strengthen our communication and engagement across groups and communities in the West of Berkshire to ensure that our plans and actions are informed by the experiences of a wide range of local people.

Priority 2: We will extend our links with other partnerships to work together to break down barriers across agencies and to promote Think Family/Think Community approaches.

Priority 3: We will share learning and develop innovative ways to support both paid and unpaid organisations across the partnership to continually build confidence and the effectiveness of everyone’s safeguarding practice.

Priority 4: We will understand how effective adult safeguarding is across the West of Berkshire so that we identify emerging risks and take action accordingly.

Business Plan

The Board have approved a 3 year Business Plan for 2018-21 which will be regularly updated to ensure that it is reflective of local and national priorities. A copy of the Business Plan current as at the 18/12/18 can be found here.

The completed Business Plan for 2017-18 can be found here and the completed Business Plan for 2016-17 can be found here.

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 2017-18 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 2018-21 Business Plan current as at the 18/12/18 and the completed 2017-18 Business Plan.

The Annual Report 2016-17 includes a current list of Board member organisations, achievements by partner agencies, and a summary of training activity. Safeguarding Adults performance annual reports produced by the following agencies are also included: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Reading Borough Council, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

Annual Report 2015-16Click here for an easy read version. The Annual Report includes a current list of Board member organisations, achievements by partner agencies, and training activities. Safeguarding adults performance annual reports have also been produced by the following agencies: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Reading Borough Council, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, West Berkshire Council, and Wokingham Borough Council.

Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2013-14