Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Annual Plan 2020-21

Here's a quick introduction to our consultation:

About safeguarding adults 

Safeguarding adults is about protecting adults from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop abuse, while at the same time making sure that the adult's wellbeing is promoted. If a person working with an adult is worried about abuse or neglect, they have a duty to take action. 

If you are concerned about yourself or someone that you know you can call Community Health and Social Care Direct (8am-5pm) at: 0191 278 8377. In an emergency always dial 999. 

About the Board

The Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board is a statutory multi-agency partnership responsible for safeguarding adults from abuse and neglect. There are a number of agencies including the Council, Health Services and the Police, that are under a legal duty to work in partnership and sit on the Board in order to: 

  • Develop and publish a strategic plan to safeguard adults at risk from abuse and neglect 
  • Publish an annual report detailing how effective the Board is 
  • Carry out Safeguarding Adults Reviews to learn lessons and prevent abuse and neglect 
  • Raise awareness of what abuse is and where to report it 
  • Respond to reports of abuse or neglect proportionately 
  • Work together to prevent abuse from happening where possible 

About the consultation 

Each year the Board work together to produce an annual plan, the plan sets out they key areas that the Board will focus on. Here are some of the key areas of work that were included within last year's annual plan:

  • Improving adult/carer/family involvement in safeguarding adults enquiries
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding adults and what people can do to if they have a concern.
  • Exploring loneliness and social isolation and it's impact on vulnerability
  • Work with other partnerships to address criminal exploitation and serious violence

The Board are currently developing the annual plan for 2020-21 and they would like to hear from you on what sort of things you think the partnership can do to keep people safe from harm. If you want to find out more about safeguarding adults or the work of the NSAB, then please see the below links and resources:

NSAB Annual Report 2018-19

NSAB Strategic Annual Plan 2019-2020

NSAB webpages

Please give us your views by commenting on the topic wall, or filling in this short online survey below. Your feedback is important to us and will shape the 2020-2021 plan, which we will share with you here and on the Newcastle City Council website If you have any questions, please contact Claire Nixon at:

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