Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan
Our SAB Strategic Plan 2019 – 22 lays out our shared goals and vision over the next three years. It covers how the Board will focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect as well as making sure that organisations work together to keep people safe when abuse has occurred; giving people choice, control and involvement. It emphasises our focus on the underlying principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’.
Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report
The SAB Annual Report 17 – 18 outlines the activities the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board has undertaken to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for the strategic development and oversight of adult safeguarding across North Lincolnshire. The Report highlights the Board’s progress and achievement in delivering the priorities and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan.
Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures
The SAB MA Policy & Procedures is a multi-agency document endorsed by the Safeguarding Adults Board and is for use by professionals within Adult Social Care.
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)
Safeguarding Adults Boards must arrange a SAR when an adult it its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is a concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
Safeguarding Adults Board must also arrange a SAR if an adult in its area has not died, but the Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding Adults Boards are also free to arrange a SAR in any other situations involving an adult in its area with needs for care and support.
The Safeguarding Adults Board should weigh up what type of ‘review’ process will promote effective learning and improvement action to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again. SARs may also be used to explore examples of good practice where this is likely to identify lessons that can be applied to future cases.
Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework
A Safeguarding Adults review is held when an adult at risk has died or has suffered serious abuse or neglect and there is a concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
The purpose of a Safeguarding Adult Review is to determine what relevant agencies professionals involved in the case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learned from the case and those lessons applied to any future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again. Its purpose is not to hold any individual or organisation to account.
Please see our Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework for further information.
Coroner Prevention of Future Death Reports
Paragraph 7 or Schedule 5, Coroners and Justice Act 2009 provides coroners with the duty to make reports to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency where the coroner believes that action should be taken to prevent future deaths.
Safeguarding Concern Form
Use our Safeguarding Concern Form if you would like to report a concern – download or submit an electronic referral.
Pressure Ulcers Protocol
This Pressure Ulcer Protocol has been published with the aim of assisting practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Prevention of pressure ulcers is not only ideal but, in most cases, perfectly possible. Taking a proactive approach will reduce harm to individuals and secure efficiencies to the wider health and social care system.
Where pressure ulcers do occur this guidance offers a clear process for the clinical management of the removal and reduction of harm to the individual, whilst considering if an adult safeguarding response under section 42 of the Care Act 2014 is necessary.
- Risk Matrix including threshold – North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Team measure the risks and concerns received against our Risk Matrix and Threshold tools which aids preventative practices
- Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework
- Safeguarding Concern Form
- SAB MA Policy & Procedures
- Safeguarding Plan – including Risk Assessment
- Managing allegations against people in a position of trust
- SAB Multi Agency Organisational Abuse Policy
- Humberside Safeguarding Adults Boards Hoarding Protocol
- Safeguarding Adults Level 1 training template
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law that protects and supports people who do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. It also provides guidance to support people who need to make decisions on behalf of someone else.
The Act covers important decisions relating to an individual’s property, health and social care and financial affairs. The Act also applies to everyday decisions, such as personal care, what to eat and what to wear. It also allows us to plan ahead for a time when we are not able to make decisions for ourselves.
We all can have problems making decisions at some time, but the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is more than that. It is there for situations where someone is unable to make a decision because of the way their brain works, for example, it might be due to illness, a brain injury, a disability or because of the effects of drugs or alcohol.
In law a person is said to lack capacity if they cannot do one or more of the following things;
- Understand the information given to them
- Retain the information for long enough to make a decision
- Weight up all the information available to make a decision
- Communicate their decision
Someone might have capacity to make decisions about some things and not others. For example, they might be able to make a decision about what they would like to eat and wear but not about where they would like to live. If the person lacks mental capacity to make a specific decision, then it must be made in their ‘best interests’ taking into account the persons wishes, feelings, beliefs and values.
NEW! Here professionals can access a handy Mental Capacity Prompt to use when assessing capacity.
Other useful documents:
The DoLS are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure that people in care homes and hospitals are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom.
The safeguards set out a process that hospitals and care homes must follow if they believe it is in a person’s best interests to deprive them of their liberty, in order to provide their care plan.
Is it the role of North Lincolnshire Adult Social Care to arrange for assessments to ensure that Deprivation of Liberty is in the person’s best interests.
The safeguards make sure that the arrangements in place are in the persons best interests, the person has someone to represent them, that the person is given a legal right of appeal over the arrangements and that they are reviewed and continue for no longer than is necessary.
A court decision determined that a deprivation of liberty occurs when a person is under continuous supervision and control in a care home or hospital, and, is not free to leave and the person lacks capacity to consent to the arrangements.
The Counter Terrorism strategy involves many organisations, including the Police, emergency services, local authorities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations and other partners – working together across the UK to protect the public.
Prevent is a core part of the UK Counter-Terrorism strategy.
The strategy has four elements:
Pursue– to stop terrorist attacks
Protect– to strengthen our protection against terrorist attack
Prepare– where an attack cannot be stopped, to lessen its impact
Prevent – to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
What does this mean?
Prevent is about identifying people who may be at risk of radicalisation and supporting them to change direction in a way that will help them.
It is about working with communities to help them support vulnerable people and build resilience against groups or individuals who seek to create divisions and cause harm.
There are only a very small number of people who support terrorist activity, or are likely to. The vast majority of people, in all communities, want to see terrorism prevented, and want to play their part as good citizens in helping to make that happen.
New for 2019!
Prevent awareness eLearning
The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. It includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies. The link to the training is below. http://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/
The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.
The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support. A link to the training is below.
Included in the e-learning are videos of example referrals (good & bad), reminder of partners responsibilities to follow existing safeguarding procedures before referral is made a discussion around the 3M’s (misguided, malicious and misinformed).
This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, chair a Channel Panel or simply find out more about what Channel panels are. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It covers both an introduction to what Channel is, how it operates in the user’s region, and how to organise a Channel Panel for the first time. In response to feedback, it also covers information sharing, including how, when and with whom to share information of a Channel case. A link to the Channel Panel training is below.
The New Referral form and presentation can be accessed here PREVENT Safeguarding Referral Form
The Blue Door offer a range of Domestic Abuse Training for Professionals
Humberside Police have developed 3 new e-learning packages around PREVENT http://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/
Scams & Doorstep Crime Presentation by Trading Standards
Making Safeguarding Personal – Presentation – Humberside Fire & Rescue
Capacity and Consent – Presentation – North Lincolnshire Council
NEW! Forced Marriage Awareness training – https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/resources/free-courses/awareness-of-forced-marriage