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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held four times a year.

Minutes of Board Meetings

March 2023 June 2023 September 2023 December 2023

March 2022 June 2022 September 2022 December 2022

March 2021 June 2021 October 2021 December 2021

6th January 2020 22nd September 2020 3rd December 2020

20th March 2019  20th June 2019 26th September 2019

20 September 2018 25 June 2018 26 March 2018 03 December 2018

4 December 2017 25 September 2017  26 June 2017  27 March 2017

5 December 2016 19 September 2016  20 June 2016 21 March 2016

Board Briefings

July 2023, This edition includes: Learning from the Sandra SAR, details on pre-recorded webinar on the learning from the Pauline SAR, details on the Boards strategy for 2023/24 and results from the Mental Capacity Act Survey.

January 2023, This edition includes: Safeguarding Learning and Development Events Schedule/recent Learning events, Learning from the Pauline SAR, useful publications including on the Mental Capacity Act/a Mental Capacity Toolkit and an update to the Relevant History Policy.

October 2022, This edition includes: Safeguarding Adults Week – November 2022, Stop Pressure Ulcers Day – 17th November and a message from our partners Healthwatch Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.

June 2022, This edition includes: Board priorities for 2022/23, summary of learning from Louise Safeguarding Adult Review.

April 2022, This edition includes: Goodbye to the Boards Chair Teresa Bell and welcome to Professor Keith Brown the Board Chair from April 2022.

January 2022, This edition includes: Updates on Board progress and information on Pressure Care Management and other important updates from the partnership.

December 2021, This edition includes: Updates from the Office on the Public Guardian, information on self-neglect and other important updates from the partnership.

July 2021, This edition includes: Board priorities for 2021-2024, details on upcoming bitesize learning sessions and other important updates from the partnership.

May 2021 This edition includes: National analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews, Highlights from published Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Case Studies and other important updates from the partnership.

January 2021 This edition includes: SCAMs, Prevent, training opportunities and other important updates from the partnership.

In December 2020 the Board produced a 5 minute briefing on self-neglect.

October 2020 This edition includes: Board’s response to the pandemic, summary of the Multi Agency Risk Management Framework (MARM) and other important updates from the partnership.

January 2020 This edition includes: Board’s priorities, summary of Board’s learning on Targeted Exploitation, bite size learning events and a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) update.

January 2018 This edition includes: proposed priorities for the Board’s new three year Strategy; upcoming bite size learning events; Domestic abuse – a guide for practitioners.

October 2017 This edition includes: support provided to homeless and vulnerable people by the Salvation Army; what staff should do if they receive a disclosure of non-recent abuse; a short film to help us understand what we can do to help make safeguarding personal; Mental Capacity Act Week 16-20 October; Bite size learning sessions on advocacy and safer recruitment; support at the Rose Centre for women who have experienced FGM.

July 2017 This edition includes: the NHS safeguarding app, pressure care advice, learning from recent case reviews, opportunities for practitioners to discuss complex cases, risk management panels, a guide to carers’ assessments, joint safeguarding conference in September and a new e-learning module on safer recruitment.

April 2017 This edition includes: priorities for the Business Plan, Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014, the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards, fluctuating capacity, joint working good practice guide and links to discussion forums for practitioners.

December 2016 This edition includes: the Communication Strategy, survey results, service user involvement, ADASS peer reviews, links to the Annual Report and Learning From Practice briefing note.

October 2016 This edition includes: the Mental Capacity Act, empowerment, case file audits, links to the revised Policy and Procedures and a survey to help the Board improve awareness of safeguarding adults.

June 2016 This edition includes: Making Safeguarding Personal, advocacy and findings from a Domestic Homicide Review.

Need help with acronyms? This Glossary might help.