Salford Adult Safeguarding Board
Salford's Adult Safeguarding Board involves a variety of agencies working together to support and protect vulnerable adults. It was established in July 2005 and members of the board meet four times a year to oversee developments to adult safeguarding work in the city.
A wide range of agencies including the council, police, health and voluntary and private sector, work together as part of the board to share responsibility for the welfare and protection of vulnerable adults. It also oversees the work of the implementation group for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards introduced under the Mental Health Act 2007.
The board is independently chaired by Dr Steven Pugh, a senior member of the Social Work Education staff at The University of Salford.
Working on the principle that no single agency can work effectively in isolation, a framework has been developed that shares responsibility for the care of vulnerable adults and makes sure agencies work together to provide the best possible service.
In March 2000, the Department of Health published the document 'No Secrets', which gave guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.
This was issued under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 which requires local authorities to act under the guidance of the Secretary of State.
Salford Adult Safeguarding Board takes a zero tolerance approach to all forms of abuse and supports the government's ‘Dignity in Care' programme. This is part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring vulnerable adults living in Salford are treated with dignity and respect.
- Annual report 2010 - 2011 (Microsoft Word format, 1.15mb)
- Strategic objectives (Microsoft Word format, 870kb)
- Adult safeguarding statistics (Microsoft Word format, 894kb)
- Salford safeguarding adult and children (Microsoft Word format, 546kb)
- Adult safeguarding board terms of reference (Microsoft Word format, 110kb)
- Adult safeguarding board membership (Microsoft Word format, 60kb)