Decision details

Safeguarding and Ensuring Safety Delivery Plan and New Safeguarding and Ensuring Safety Model

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Adult Health and Social Care Strategy “Living the Life You Want to Live” and subsequent Delivery Plan agreed at the meeting of the Committee on 15th June 2022, made a commitment towards improving outcomes for adults from abuse and neglect and enabling a shift towards prevention of harm.




The report of the Director of Adult Health and Social Care submitted to this meeting, set out a Delivery Plan and key milestones to deliver upon that Commitment.  The report explained how new ways of working, specifically Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) and strengths-based approaches to social care, are impacting positively to change practices, referral rates and numbers of safeguarding referral and notes new models under development.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee:-




(a) approves the Adult Health & Social Care Safeguarding Delivery Plan;




(b) requests that the Director of Adult Health and Social Care provides the Committee with updates on progress against the Delivery Plan on a six-monthly basis;




(c) requests that the Director of Adult Health and Social Care reviews and refreshes the plan on a biannual basis for subsequent consideration by the Committee; and




(d) endorses the Safeguarding Adults Strategic Partnership Board Annual Report for 2021/ 2022.




Reasons for Decision




An approved delivery plan for the strategy gives a structured approach to delivery of the prevention of abuse and neglect and the protection of people’s rights. It will also provide greater accountability and transparency of how we will do this.




Asking for regular updates and refreshes of the plan will keep the Committee updated and give wider stakeholders, and the public, the ability to hold the Council to account for progress and provide an additional mechanism to input to future development.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected



The alternative option considered was – do not complete a Delivery Plan for Safeguarding Adults.  This would not provide the assurances required to the Committee, Safeguarding Partnership Board and Council to ensure that our safeguarding duties are met.




Publication date: 28/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee

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