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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.

The safeguarding strategy 2024-25 outlines what the Board aims to achieve in the next year. The Board identifies strategic priorities that shapes its work. These are reviewed regularly, most recently in March 2024,  and are revised to reflect findings from performance information and case reviews.

  • Priority 1: Embedding a good understanding of Mental Capacity Act within the practice of our statutory partners.
  • Priority 2: Serious Violence and Exploitation, understanding the gaps from an adult safeguarding perspective.
  • Priority 3: Fire Safety – to address the learning from the Fire Safety SAR in January 2024 and to improve awareness across the West of Berkshire around the increased fire risks for vulnerable people.

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 2022-23 includes: list of Board member organisations, Board structure chart, achievements by partner agencies.

Safeguarding Adults Annual Reports produced by the following partners: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation TrustRoyal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, South Central Ambulance, Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. Along with a copy of the 2023-24 Business Plan and the completed 2022-23 Business Plan.