The overarching purpose of a Safeguarding Adults Board is to help and safeguard adults with care and support needs. It does this by: assuring itself that local safeguarding arrangements are in place as defined by the Care Act 2014 and statutory guidance.
How the Board works
The Board has an independent Chair who is in a position to constructively challenge and hold to account the main partner agencies of the Safeguarding Adults Board whilst also acting as a spokesperson for the Board. An Independent Chair provides reassurance that the Board has some independence from the local authority and other partners.
The Board is required to:
Oversee all Safeguarding Adult Reviews in South Tyneside.
Publish a Strategic Plan each year explaining how the Board will protect and help adults in South Tyneside and what actions each member of the Board will take to deliver the plan.
Produce an Annual Report at the end of each financial year stating what the Board and its members have done to carry out and deliver the objectives in the strategic plan.
In addition there is a multi-agency commitment between both the adults and children board to work in a more collaborative manner given that the issues faced by both cut across the family spectrum.
Who is part of the Safeguarding Adults Board?
The following agencies are members of the Safeguarding Adults Board:
South Tyneside Council Children, Adults and Families; Community Safety; Public Health
South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside Homes
North East Ambulance Service
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company
National Probation Service
Tyne Coast College
The Chair of the Safeguarding Adults Board
Sir Paul Ennals CBE
The Independent Chair of South Tyneside Safeguarding Adults Board