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Information about the role of the safeguarding adults board, what they are responsible for, what safeguarding is and what the safeguarding adults principles are.
What is the role of the Safeguarding Adults Board?
The overall objective of the board is to enhance the quality of life of the vulnerable adults who are at risk of abuse and to progressively improve the services of those in need of protection. The board is a multi agency organisation with and independent chair.
The role of the board is to:
The board consists of relevant agencies which have a key statutory role in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. The main responsibility lies with
There are other organisations who have direct involvement or may have an interest in the board, including:
What does the Safeguarding Adults Board have responsibility for?
The East Riding of Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board will have responsibility for:
What is safeguarding?
The role of safeguarding is to enable all adults to maintain their independence and well-being, and ensure they can live a life that is free from abuse and neglect. It is also about promoting good practice for responding to concerns on a multi-agency basis.
There are a number of types of abuse, further details can be found on the safeguarding adults team page.
What are the safeguarding adults principles?
The underpinning principles of Safeguarding adults are outlined below.
|Empowerment||Presumption of person led decisions and consent|
|Protection||Support and representation for those in greatest need|
|Prevention||Prevention of harm and abuse is a primary objective|
|Proportionality||Proportionality and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented|
|Partnerships||Local solutions through services working with communities|
|Accountability||Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding|
Does the Safeguarding Adults Board have a website?
Yes, please follow the link below: