The Teeswide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board sets and agrees the strategic direction of adult safeguarding work. This includes prioritising developments.
It comprises multi-agency representation and oversees the implementation of work undertaken by each of its sub groups. Each sub group has clear terms of reference.
A reference group comprising service users and carers also informs and guides the work of the Board. In addition, there are four locality adult safeguarding committees, who lead and ensure delivery of the adult safeguarding framework.
The Teeswide Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board is working in partnership to ensure that adults living in the Boroughs of 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 on promptly and appropriately.
Moreover, with the increasing emphasis on personalisation, which values individual human rights for all citizens, the importance of tackling abuse through preventative approaches is recognised.
The Board identifies the priorities given to safeguarding vulnerable adults. The Board aims to ensure that:
- People using services are safe.
- Help is extended where needed to support those experiencing abuse or at risk of being abused and neglected in their own homes.
- Communities can access safety measures and live safer lives.