What is the Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board & what does it do?
Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board, (KSAB), is made up of members that represent agencies from Knowsley and is committed to protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and/or neglect.
KSAB has overall responsibility for co-coordinating safeguarding adult matters and ensuring that partner agencies carry out safeguarding adult’s work so adults live safely & free from abuse in their homes & community.
Safeguarding adults is everyone’s business and organisations across Knowsley must work together to make sure that the best possible services are provided to adults, their carers, and their families.
The SAB has three core duties:
It must publish a strategic plan for each financial year that sets out how it will meet its main objective and what the members will do to achieve this.
It must publish an annual report detailing what the SAB has done during the year to achieve its main objective and implement its strategic plan, and what each member has done to implement the strategy as well as detailing the findings of any Safeguarding Adults Reviews and subsequent action.
It must conduct any Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) in line with Section 44 of the Care Act. A SAR is an in-depth review carried out where someone dies or is seriously injured as a result of neglect and abuse. If you believe a case should be referred for a SAR, you should discuss this with you manager. Click here for more information and the referral form.
The Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board has an independent chair, their role includes:
To provide leadership to the Board
Chair and lead Board meetings, approve the agenda and notes from the meetings, and follow up decisions and actions agreed by the Board
Ensure the development on the Boards strategic plan and annual report
Participate in a culture of partnership, learning, professional challenge, and support across the Board
Support a culture where the prevention of abuse and neglect is a priority
Where the criteria is met, instigate safeguarding adults reviews, (SARs), ensuring learning from SARs is shared across partner organisations
Listen to the voices of people who need care and support, their families, and carers, making sure they are heard and contribute to the work of the Board
The Board is supported by the Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit, which includes the following roles:
To manage the strategic business planning process and oversee the operation of the strategic boards and associated Subgroups.
To manage and lead a team responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality service.
Learning and Development Lead
To support the delivery of the business strategies and plans of the Safeguarding Adults Board.
To manage the subgroup functions and enable successful partnerships and joint working to implement the strategic priorities.
To provide an effective, efficient, and timely administrative support within the Business Unit. To update, maintain and analyse financial and operational information to support the service.