The Board received the Halton Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) Annual Report for 2017-18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) and welcomed Audrey Williamson – the Independent Chair, who presented the report.
It was reported that the Annual Report fulfilled one of the HSAB’s three core statutory duties; detailing how effective their work had been.
The Board was advised that all safeguarding partners had submitted their annual summary of work activity, the focus of which addressed HSAB’s priorities as identified from the 2016-2017 Annual Report Performance Framework and Strategic Plan (2016-2018), in addition to acknowledging local and national safeguarding adults emerging issues / trends / policies throughout the year.
Further, the report also provided a summary analysis of the data gathered from HBC Safeguarding Adults Collection and highlighted that what this information revealed informed the work priorities for 2018-2019; this could be found at paragraph 3.4 of the report. The addition of two case studies within this year’s report was highlighted and it was agreed they provided a valuable insight into the diversity of support needed to help safeguard an adult at risk.
The Board was advised that following analysis of the previous year’s data and work activity and consultation with Members, HSAB partners, sub groups and service user groups, the following 3 priorities were agreed for 2018-2019:
· Priority 1 – Quality Assurance;
· Priority 2 – Learning and Professional Development; and
· Priority 3 – Co-production and Engagement.
In response to one Member’s query, it was commented that the increase in Acts of Omission was mainly due to medication not being given or not being given on time. The Board requested feedback from the one GP practice that acted as the pilot for NHSE’s (National Health Service England) online virtual college; this would be sought.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.