The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adult Board (RBSAB)
The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations. It has an Independent Chair (Amanda Clarke) providing independent leadership to support the Board's strategic direction.
The Rochdale Safeguarding Adults Board exists to ensure that all agencies work together to minimise the risk of abuse and to protect adults at risk effectively when abuse has occurred or may have occurred. The Board is committed to learning from experience and to a process of continuous improvement.
The Board has four main functions:
- To set and own the strategic direction for multi- agency developments, improvements in practice and local safeguarding arrangements.
- To ensure common policies for safeguarding exist between agencies and that these are consistently applied.
- To share and disseminate information on national, regional and local developments and to share learning from Safeguarding Adults reviews and national enquiries.
- To work together to deliver shared objectives, agree standards and safeguarding arrangements, address poor standards of care and protect Rochdale resident’s from harm which threatens safety, independence and well-being.
The Board is a statutory body under the requirements of the Care Act 2014.
Subgroups of the Safeguarding Adults Board
The Board has eight sub-groups to take forward specific pieces of work. These sub-groups are:
- Learning, Development and Communication*
- Complex Safeguarding*
- Policy and Procedure
- Safeguarding Adult Review
- Safeguarding Adult Review Screening
- Quality Assurance, Excellence in Practice and Engagement*
* = Joint sub-group with the Children's Safeguarding Board
There is also a Community Safeguarding Forum which is for all professionals, providers, service users and carers who have an interest in Adult Safeguarding to get together and have a voice about children's and adult safeguarding matters in the Borough.