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6. Other key Board activity and achievements

In addition to the work covered by the subgroups the Safeguarding Adults Board has implemented and prepared for The Care Act 2014 provisions for adult safeguarding. The relevant sections of the Act came into force on 1 April 2015.  This gave an opportunity to meet another aim which is to provide greater consistency in safeguarding across the local area. A joint Safeguarding Adults Policy has now been agreed by Safeguarding Adults Boards across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The Board has also continued to develop closer working with the Safeguarding Children’s Board using the benefits of there now being a joint strategic team within South Gloucestershire Council to identify areas where working together would be beneficial. One example of this is the development of a joint website due to go live in 2015.