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About the annual report

The South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board’s (SGSAB) annual report is designed to give an overview of the multi-agency work across South Gloucestershire in pursuit of the government’s aims to:

  • stop abuse or neglect wherever possible
  • prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
  • Safeguarding adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live
  • promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adults concerned;
  • raise public awareness so that communities as a whole, alongside professionals, play their part in preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect
  • provide information and support in accessible ways to help people understand the different types of abuse, how to stay safe and what to do to raise a concern about the safety or wellbeing of an adult
  • address what has caused the abuse or neglect.

The report provides information about South Gloucestershire generally, about the Board and what it does and then goes on to provide information about safeguarding activity. This information covers both the safeguarding activity to individuals and also the work of the Board and its subgroups to monitor, support and improve the services available. At the end of the report is a statement of the plans for the year 2017 – 2018.

In line with statutory requirements and best practice the SGSAB annual report and 2016-17 business plan will be shared with:

  • the director of Children, Adults and Health
  • the chief executive
  • the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • the Children, Adults and Health Cabinet
  • the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • the Safer and Stronger Communities Strategic Partnership
  • the Safeguarding Children Board.

This report has been authored by Sarah Taylor, Safeguarding Board Business Manager with the assistance of several contributors including subgroup chairs, performance analysts and the independent chair.

The report was approved by SGSAB on 7 September 2017 and published on the SGSAB website on 12 September 2017.

Should you require the report in any other format to support accessibility please contact Sarah Taylor with your request: sarah.taylor2@southglos.gov.uk