The aim of the Safeguarding Adults Board

Paul Yeatman is the Independent Chair of the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board. Paul was appointed by the Board to ensure the Board's work is prioritised and the business plans are agreed and acted upon.

The role of the Chair enables the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board to be implemented through negotiation, challenge and motivation, ensuring that all relevant partners recognise the safeguarding of adults as a key priority in their strategic development, policy formulation and operational performance.

The aim of the Board is to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults at risk to enable them to retain independence, wellbeing and choice and to access their human right to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect.

The Safeguarding Adults Board was established in April 2009 in accordance with No Secrets (Department of Health 2000) and Safeguarding Adults (ADASS 2005).

From April of 2015 the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board now hold a statutory responsibility to produce an annual report into the effectiveness and quality of multi-agency safeguarding practice. This report will be the mechanism through which the board will report its activities for the previous financial year to board members, the governing bodies of all partner organisations and to members of the public and service users through publication on this website.

Alert - The current documentation in relation to Safeguarding Adults Board business is currently being amended to comply with the Care Act 2014 which came into force on 01/04/15.

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