The Teeswide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board agrees the strategic direction of adult safeguarding work. That includes prioritising developments.
Representatives from a number of agencies make up the board. It oversees work undertaken by its sub-groups.
Each sub-group has clear terms of reference. Service users and carers make up a reference group informing and guiding the board’s work.
In addition, there are four locality adult safeguarding committees who lead on the delivery of the adult safeguarding framework.
The Teeswide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board works in partnership. This ensures adults living in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland are safeguarded and protected.
Abuse affects a lot of people, often over long periods of time. Anyone raising a concern that an adult is at risk of being abused, has been abused or neglected, is taken seriously. Concerns are acted upon promptly and appropriately.
Moreover, with the increasing emphasis on personalisation which values the human rights for all citizens, the importance of tackling abuse through prevention is recognised.
The Board identifies priorities for safeguarding vulnerable adults. The Board aims to make sure that:
- People are safe, who use the services.
- Help is given, when needed, to support people experiencing abuse, at risk of being abused or neglected in their own homes.
Communities can access safety measures and live safer lives.