Priorities, Vision and Values

Priorities 2019-2020

The SAB will continue its core business which is:

  • Continue to evaluate the effectiveness of safeguarding provision across the SAB partnership through a range of performance reports and audits.

  • Ensure that learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews and Case Management Reviews is effectively shared, monitored and embedded in practice.

  • Effective working across the key strategic Boards; Safeguarding Children Board, Health and Wellbeing Board, Alliance Boards and Strong and Safe Communities Group.

  • Develop a core set of policies and procedures which support frontline practice across the partnership.

  • Undertake Safeguarding Adults Reviews as required and ensure the learning is shared and informs practice.


Our specific priorities are:

  • Monitoring the impact of the SAB transformation plan.

  • Ensure that the views of adults at risk of abuse or neglect, influence safeguarding provision across Suffolk, through the development of an effective User Involvement Strategy.

  • Raise public awareness using the public health approach around the risks to adults from issues such as exploitation, modern slavery and rough sleeping.

  • Reduce the safeguarding risk to adults with mental health issues from the lack of effective mental health services by taking positive action ourselves, including holding those in authority to a stronger and clearer account.

  • Implementation of the recommendations from recent reviews focussing on the risks of self-neglect and hoarding.

  • Continue to implement the domestic abuse strategy to ensure that adult victims are better supported.


Vision and Values

Here are the SAB Vision and Values for 2019. These are informed by the six principles of the Care Act 2014 and were agreed by senior leaders as part of the recent Transformation Programme.  These should inform and guide the ways in which professionals and other staff work to safeguard adults.



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