The Board has a duty to publish a Strategic Plan that sets 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.
The Safeguarding Strategy 2015-18 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 have oversight of the quality of safeguarding performance.
Priority 2 - We listen to service users, raise awareness of safeguarding adults and help people engage.
Priority 3 - We learn from experience and have a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.
Priority 4 – We work together effectively to support people at risk.
Further details about the way in which partner agencies will contribute to delivering these priorities can be found in the Business Plan 2017-18. The completed Business Plan for 2016-17 can be found here.
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 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.