The role of the Board is to provide strategic multi-agency leadership, ensuring adults are appropriately safeguarded. This includes preventing abuse and responding in an effective way to allegations.
Trafford's Adult Safeguarding Board draws its membership from a range of organisations and aims to promote a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse of vulnerable adults.
The Board provides a strategic overview to guide a consistent professional response to cases of abuse and neglect. It monitors and evaluates procedures and works to ensure effective joined-up working at all levels of safeguarding work.
In my role as interim Chair for Trafford's Safeguarding Adults Board I am pleased to launch the first edition of the SAB newsletter.
This new venture will ensure that all those working with vulnerable adults, their families and carers, together with commissioners, strategic leaders and policy makers, are informed and actively engaged in developing a safer Trafford.
The newsletter will cover current issues and practice both in Trafford, across the region and nationally.
I hope that you will be an active participant in ensuring its success.
Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to safeguarding children and adults; the welfare of the people who come into contact with the services we commission is important to us. We have a statutory duty to ensure that we make arrangements to safeguard, promote the welfare of and protect children and vulnerable adults. As part of our commitment to the safeguarding agenda we have two Designated Nurse posts for adults and children. As a commissioning organisation, the CCG is required to ensure that all health providers from whom it commissions services (both public and independent sector) provide appropriate training, and have comprehensive single and multi-agency policies and procedures in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to protect adults at risk. We also work in partnership with other agencies to support the workforce to effectively safeguard vulnerable people in our community.
The CCG welcomes the introduction of a Safeguarding Adults Webpage. This facility will promote multi-disciplinary and best practice by providing a platform of training, information, best practice, learning, future plans and strategy to be shared.
21 March 2017
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The journey of Trafford Adult Safeguarding Board over the last 6 months
The last 6 months have been very exciting for the Adults Safeguarding Board. The ethos and vision of the partners connected to the Board have joined to produce an atmosphere of proactive transformation. The Boards wish to recognise and extend their sincere thanks to Dr Hanley (Adults Chair) for the work he did during his appointment.
The vision of Trafford Multi-Agency Partnership promotes safety and inclusion, aiming to improve life experiences individuals and families. Leading the vision is our recently appointed interim joint Chair Mrs Maureen Noble. Mrs Noble is an experienced professional who embodies both the knowledge and practice required to lead and direct change. Supporting Mrs Noble is Mrs Catherine Randall Chief Nurse for Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group and Vice Chair of the Adult Safeguarding Board. Together they provide dynamic and considered management. Additionally an Adult Safeguarding Board manager was appointed and commenced their role in September 2016.
To improve the life experience of individuals and families, the Board has strengthened the internal and external structures that support and maintain its aims and objectives. Professionals will benefit from training which reflects and adheres to policy development; this will ensure that individuals and families can access an appropriately skilled workforce. The Board will ensure that its strategic and business plan reflect the requirements of its residents. Plans will be reviewed to provide quality assurance around service delivery. In addition referrals for Serious Adult Review will be considered in accordance to statutory requirements. Each of the subgroups benefits from the membership and commitment of professionals from across the multi-disciplinary arena. The fusion of core skills, values and knowledge unite to create forums that seek to ensure the Trafford Partnership does not only meet but exceeds its statutory duties through effective service delivery.
The Board is committed to listening to, and empowering service users and professional’s experience of adult safeguarding. Promoting and embedding a culture of openness and active learning will value and support individuals to make informed decisions about their lives. Lessons have been learnt from a Serious Adult Review (SAR) and as a result of a number of learning reviews. The recommendations and subsequent action plan from the (SAR) will be published on the Local Authority’s Website on 31/03/2017. Additionally the introduction of a News Letter will also provide a platform for the dissemination of findings and recommendations from current and future learning reviews, this resource will be live on 30/03/2017. Moreover the recently updated Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding policy will be electronically available to all workers across the partnership via the medium of an APP. This facility will be launch on the 30/03/2017 and will provide professionals with a resource which can be used for local reference and or national research. It is envisioned that this tool will support and maintain excellence within Adult Safeguarding across Trafford.
The Board acknowledges the importance of engaging with forums that review and deliver research. As such the Board has joined the North West Adult Safeguarding consortium. Information and guidance relating to best practice will also be shared from this forum when available.
Self–neglect and hoarding toolkit: Some key tools and top tips for decision making and defensible recording in cases of self-neglect
- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford)
- Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- learning disabilities
- drug and alcohol services
- Greater Manchester Police Public Protection Information Unit (Trafford)
- Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (Trafford)
- Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford)
- Healthwatch Trafford
- NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group
- Personalisation and Continuing Healthcare/Funded Nursing Care
- Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford)
- Greater Manchester Probation Trust
- Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Trafford Council
- Public health
- Adult social work teams
- Community safety
- Workforce core strategy
- Safeguarding adults team
- University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust