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Board Priorities

In order to focus the work of the Hillingdon SAB and the sub-committees the Board has agreed the following priority areas that they will focus on during 2016/2017. The progress on these priorities will be reported to the Operational and Executive Board at each quarterly meeting.

Priority 1 – To ensure that there are effective arrangements across agencies to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in the borough

What does this mean?

Neglect often takes place in environments in which one or more of the following issues is apparent;

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug/alcohol abuse
  • Mental Health issues

Actions

  • Develop a multi-agency neglect strategy owned by all partner agencies
  • To improve awareness and understanding of neglect and abuse across the whole partnership through training and awareness campaigns
  • To analyse key performance indicators to be reassured that appropriate referrals are made and prevention strategies are in place, for example, effective public awareness
  • Making Safeguarding Personal is embedded in practice supported through training, awareness raising and audit activity
  • Develop meaningful public awareness campaigns

Priority 2 – To ensure that partners understand, and provide an appropriate response to, vulnerable adults who require support with mental health

What does this mean?

Hillingdon Safeguarding Adult’s Board need to be assured that adults requiring the services of mental health receive a prompt and appropriate response.

Actions

  • Performance sub-committee to analyse source of referrals and primary need and to conduct an audit of cases of people with dual diagnoses
  • Adult voices are heard and views recorded during contact with professionals
  • To develop multi-agency training with good attendance across agencies

Priority 3 – To ensure that all agencies place the ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ model at the centre of their response to vulnerable adults

What does this mean?

To ensure that vulnerable adults are consulted and have a say in the services that they receive, and are part of the planning process from the beginning.

Actions

  • To develop and implement the ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ strategy
  • Agree key performance indicators that can be measured against the strategy
  • Multi-agency training packages are available to all partner agencies
  • Relevant and meaningful public awareness campaigns

Priority 4 – To ensure that the Hillingdon Safeguarding Adult Board has the capability and tools to effectively hold agencies to account, in order to satisfy ourselves that vulnerable adults are safeguarded within the borough

What does this mean?

The Hillingdon SAB is committed to challenging partner agencies to ensure that the Board can be satisfied that vulnerable adults are safe in Hillingdon.

The Board is committed to listening to the community in order to learn lessons from practice and to challenge existing practice where necessary.

The Board needs to be satisfied that all vulnerable adults are seen, heard and helped; with the public and professionals being alert to risks posed to vulnerable adults and how to report this when necessary.

Actions

  • Effective auditing and quality assurance of partner’s practice leads to robust analysis and challenge to come from data presented to P&Q sub-committee
  • Multi-agency training is available to all partner agencies
  • All practitioners to have received training and Pan London procedures embedded into practice
  • Continue to monitor the development of the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • Audit of agency governance arrangements across all partner agencies undertaken
  • Board improvement plan regularly updated and presented to Board. Risk Register developed and regularly monitored at the Board.