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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 2021-24 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, most recently in March 2023,  and are revised to reflect findings from performance information and case reviews.

  • Priority 1: To seek assurance that quality of health and social care services delivered in the West of Berkshire or those commissioned out of area for West Berkshire residents is monitored effectively and there is a proportionate response to concerns.
  • Priority 2:  Embedding a good understanding of Mental Capacity Act within the practice of our statutory partners.
  • Priority 3: Serious Violence and Exploitation, understanding the gaps from an adult safeguarding perspective.
  • Priority 4: Review and relaunch of the SAB Quality Assurance Framework

The Board have approved a Business Plan for 2023-24. This is the most up to date version of this business plan.

The Board have approved a Business Plan for 2022-23. This is the current Business Plan as of 8th July 2022.

The completed business plan for 2021-22.

The completed business plan for 2020-21.

Completed Business Plans for previous years can be found: 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17.

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 2021-22 includes: list of Board member organisations, Board structure chart, achievements by partner agencies.

Safeguarding Adults Annual Reports produced by the following partners: Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council. Along with a copy of the 2022-23 Business Plan and the completed 2021-22 Business Plan.