Monday, 16 September 2013

Day 11: Safeguarding Of Vulnerable Adults

I spent today at a Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) away day; members included: Police, Local Authority, NHS and independent Chair.  We looked at likely legislative impact of the Care Bill on LSABs and member organisations/services.

We reviewed successes and areas that need improvement.  Within the local area there is a good culture of reporting safeguarding adult issues.  There’s still more we can tailor our approach to safeguarding to the local population, including developing new policies, procedures, communications, undertaking audits & improving the effectiveness of the LSAB.

We talked about ‘what good looks like’ and systems leadership that we, LSAB, must show to get there.  The day was expertly facilitated by Research in Practice for Adults.