Agenda item

Adult Safeguarding and Ensuring Safety Delivery Plan Update and Safeguarding Board Annual Report








The Committee considered a report of the Strategic Director Adult Care and Wellbeing which provided the third update on progress made with the Adult Safeguarding Delivery Plan which was endorsed by Committee in September 2022. An update was provided in September 2023, and this update was a six month onwards update in line with the Cycle of Assurance approved in June 2023. The aim of the Delivery Plan was to ensure that there was a robust response towards safeguarding adults from abuse and neglect.






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


1. Endorse progress made with implementing the Adult Care and Wellbeing Safeguarding Delivery Plan and accompanying performance report.

2. Endorse the ‘Safeguarding Responsibilities Guidance’ document produced following the draft being endorsed at Committee in September 23.

3. Requests that the Strategic Director of Adult Care and Wellbeing continues to provide the Committee with updates on progress against the Delivery Plan on a six-monthly basis, including updates made based on ongoing learning.




Reasons for Decision










An approved delivery plan for the strategy gives a structured approach to delivery of safeguarding improvements so that Members and the public can be assured that Adult Care is delivering upon its commitment to protect people from abuse and harm. It will also provide greater accountability and transparency of how will do this.


Asking for regular updates and refreshes of the plan will keep the Committee, 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





This is an update on previously endorsed delivery plan in line with recommendations approved at Committee. No alternatives options are available due to this.


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