Swindon Local Safeguarding Adults Board
Swindon Local Safeguarding Adults’ Board produced its first 3-year strategy in 2015, in accordance with the Care Act 2014. It will be a rolling 3-year plan with strategic priorities that emerge from available data and known patterns of practice, issues and areas for improvement.
A rolling annual Business Plan will be developed which links in with and supports the delivery of the priorities of the Strategic Plan and is reviewed six monthly by the Board.
A yearly Annual Report is produced, which includes data on safeguarding activity, case studies, progress made on the strategic priorities, Board Member reports and updates from the Boards Sub-groups, also the report will include the Boards priorities for the coming year.
Safeguarding adult reviews
Purpose of a SAR
With the implementation of the Care Act 2014 there is a statutory requirement to undertake SARs when certain criteria are met. In this instance, it was commissioned because:
- there was reasonable cause for concern about how SSAB members or other agencies providing services, worked together to safeguard an adult and
- an adult died, and SSAB knew or suspected that the death resulted from abuse or neglect (whether or not it knew about or suspected the abuse or neglect before the adult died)
A SAR is a multi-agency review process that seeks to determine what relevant agencies and individuals involved could have done differently that could have prevented harm or a death from taking place. The purpose of a SAR is not to apportion blame. It is to promote effective learning and improvement to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again.
Honor Safeguarding Adult Review
A review commissioned by the Swindon Safeguarding Adult Board following Honor's death in January 2017, is available to view below: