I am the Independent Chair of Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board. I have a broad range of experience working with people with care and support needs, including previously being a Director of Adult Services.
The Care Act requires Local Authorities to create a Safeguarding Adult Board. The purpose of the Board is to bring together agencies that work with people with care and support needs, and carers, including the Council, the CCG and Police as a minimum. The Board is responsible for ensuring that multi-agency safeguarding policies are effective and that abuse is prevented.
Coventry’s Safeguarding Adults Board has done some great work over the last two years and we have built useful partnerships with a range of agencies, including West Midlands Fire Service, Probation Services, and housing.
Our Annual Report details the Board’s priorities for the next 12 months. These include forging better links with people with care and support needs, third sector organisations, and small businesses.
If you would like more information on the Board, please get in touch with the Safeguarding Board Team.
Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board (CSAB) is a formal body whose objective is to ensure that adults who have care and support needs and who are unable to protect themselves are safeguarded. It is a statutory requirement and operates under the Care Act 2014 to ensure that there is a robust multi-agency framework for safeguarding adults and the monitoring of all its work in protecting adults in the City.
The role of CSAB is to ensure that adult safeguarding arrangements across Coventry are robust to and oversee the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of its members and partner agencies who should recognise the values and principles contained in making safeguarding personal. There are three core duties of the Board:
Members of the Board are senior managers within their organisation who hold strategic roles and can speak for their organisation, commit it to actions and be held to account. All Board members are committed to working together to make Coventry a safer place for people with care and support needs. The Board meets quarterly and sub groups and task and finish groups carry out work on the Boards behalf and provide a report to every Board meeting.
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Coventry Safeguarding Board is made up of the following agencies:
The Board has four sub groups and two Task and Finish groups - the chairs of all groups are members of the Board. Each group is required to produce a report of the activity of the group at every Board meeting.
Board Priorities for 2019 - 2021