The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board (RBSAB) is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations. It is committed to Safeguarding Adults and will continue to work towards establishing a society where there is zero tolerance to adult abuse.
The vision of the Board is that agencies who support people at risk of harm have a culture that promotes good practice within services, raises public awareness to prevent abuse happening, act swiftly when it does and puts the person at the centre of planning to help them achieve good outcomes to ensure that people feel safe in their homes and communities.
The overarching principles set out in the statement of Government Policy on Adult Safeguarding (DH) May 2011 are fully supported by Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board:
Presumption of person led decisions and informed consent
Support and representation for those in greatest need
It is better to take action before harm occurs
Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to risk presented
Local solutions through services working with communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing and reporting neglect and abuse.
Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding
Complaints about the Board
The Local Government Ombudsman has issued guidance about complaints against Safeguarding Adults Boards. The guidance can be found here.