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Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2022-2023

Meeting: 16/11/2023 - Executive (Item 531)

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Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Executive:

 

i)         Noted the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) Annual Report 2022-2023 as approved by the NSAB Strategic Board on 5th October 2023 at Appendix A to the report.

 

ii)       Acknowledged the contribution that North Northamptonshire Council has made in supporting NSAB’s achievements in keeping adults safe from harm.

 

 

Reason for Recommendations – The report provides assurance to the Executive of the activities undertaken to help safeguard adults across North Northamptonshire.

 

Alternative Options Considered – As the Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) and Children’s Services (Interim DCS) has already approved the report, that the report not be presented for consideration by the Executive. This is not recommended for the reasons set out in the Reason for Recommendations.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Chair invited Cllr Helen Harrison, Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing to present the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) Annual Report 2022-2023. The report outlined the Board and statutory partner achievements against the strategic plan during the year.

 

Cllr Harrison noted the statutory requirement on the Council to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board, the purpose of which was to provide assurance that safeguarding arrangements were in place to help and protect adults in its area, preventing abuse and improving outcomes for local people.

 

The meeting heard that one of the three core duties of the board was to  publish an annual report detailing its undertakings during the preceding year in order to achieve its main objectives and implement its strategic plan. The annual report before members covered the period 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 and progress made against the plan was detailed via the achievements of the NSAB Sub-Groups, work of the Delivery Board and Strategic Board. Details of board membership were outlined to the meeting and overview of the work carried out by the board during the year was detailed. The meeting noted that statistics and graphics regarding safeguarding concerns raised during the year were included, as was a progress report against the strategic plan.

 

Cllr Helen Howell spoke to welcome the report and stressed the importance of raising community awareness of the “Report It” campaign through every avenue available to the Council, as everyone had a responsibility for safeguarding.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Executive:

 

i)         Noted the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) Annual Report 2022-2023 as approved by the NSAB Strategic Board on 5th October 2023 at Appendix A to the report.

 

ii)       Acknowledged the contribution that North Northamptonshire Council has made in supporting NSAB’s achievements in keeping adults safe from harm.

 

 

Reason for Recommendations – The report provides assurance to the Executive of the activities undertaken to help safeguard adults across North Northamptonshire.

 

Alternative Options Considered – As the Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) and Children’s Services (Interim DCS) has already approved the report, that the report not be presented for consideration by the Executive. This is not recommended for the reasons set out in the Reason for Recommendations.