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Introduction from the Chair

Welcome to the Safeguarding Adults Board website.

Firstly, I would like to thank all partners for their continued hard work and commitment to the Safeguarding Adults Board and for every single action undertaken to minimise the risk of abuse, neglect and self neglect – we make a bigger difference when we all work together.

In 2019-20 we had a sharp focus on reviewing our Safeguarding Adult arrangements to strengthen collaborative working with our local Children’s Safeguarding Board and other strategic forums, as well as setting ambitious strategic objectives to optimise the safety and wellbeing of all Hillingdon’s residents.  The development of our Safeguarding Partnership over the past year has enabled this vision to become a reality.

Everyone has the right to live free from abuse or neglect and while we strive to minimise the occurrence and impact of all types of risk of abuse, neglect and self neglect, we have used local data to inform our current key priorities – namely Financial Abuse, Modern Slavery and Domestic Abuse. Moreover, we recognise that the views of the individuals at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect or self neglect must be central at all times and, as a result, we have commenced an ambitious action plan related to Making Safeguarding Personal.

The Board adopts a high support / high challenge approach to ensure that good practice is celebrated. However, where we need to ask difficult questions and challenge current arrangements, this can take place quickly and effectively.

The website contains further information about the priorities of the Safeguarding Adults Board and it’s subgroups, as well as further information for professionals, but also guidance for adults & carers in relation to Safeguarding Adults matters.

We recognise that the views of residents are essential and we are developing our ways of working to ensure resident’s views are an integral part of our arrangements.

Thank you to everybody who has contributed to making people feel safe and supporting them to achieve what is important to them. I look forward to continuing this work over the next year.

With very best wishes

 

Claire Solley

Chair, Hillingdon Safeguarding Adult Board