Safeguarding Adults Board Sub groups

To manage their work effectively, the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) have a range of subgroups. Each subgroup has clear terms of reference, a review date and reporting arrangements to the SAB. The members of subgroups can draw in wider expertise from partner agencies and communities of interest that are not members of the SAB. The remit of the subgroups can include;

  • training and staff development
  • performance monitoring
  • leadership and implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP)
  • communication and awareness-raising
  • Safeguarding Adult Reviews and other review processes

Executive Group

The Executive Group consists of the SAB Independent Chair, Business Manager, statutory partner representatives and Chairs of the subgroups. This group has delegated decision-making functions and has oversight of subgroup activity and progression of the SAB priorities. 

Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Subgroup

The Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) sub group meets monthly and advises the Safeguarding Adults Board on processes, procedures and outcomes related to conducting Safeguarding Adult Reviews. A SAR is carried out when an adult at risk dies or has experienced serious neglect or abuse, and there is a concern that agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult. A SAR is a multi-agency learning process that aims to identify and promote good practice, encourage effective learning and make recommendations for future practice so that deaths or serious harm can be prevented from happening again. Safeguarding Adults Review sub group - Terms of Reference

Learning And Development (L&D) Subgroup

The Learning and Development Sub group meets every 6 weeks and one of it's focuses is the strategic priority of developing quality assurance standards for learning and development. The sub group is producing a framework to provide clarity of the levels of training in various roles across partner agencies and a programme of Lunch and Learn sessions to cover topics including the Self-neglect Policy, Making Safeguarding Personal and Living Safe and Well.
Learning and Development Sub-group - Terms of reference

Quality and Improvement (Q&I) Subgroup

The Quality and Improvement Sub group meets quarterly and supports the work of the SAB in ensuring quality and assurance for the SAB and partners through a number of measures including audit, scrutiny of partner self assessment and quality reports.
Quality and Improvement Sub-group - Terms of Reference

Communication and Engagement (C&E) Subgroup

The aim of this sub group is to gain assurance that adult safeguarding is being communicated widely and appropriately and that good engagement based on Making Safeguarding Personal is happening on all levels. The sub group meets every 6 weeks and works together with Safer Cornwall and Cornwall Safer Children's Partnership on shared goals and outcomes. Communication and Development Sub-group - Terms of reference

Missing and Exploitation joint Group (MEG)

One of the aims of this joint sub group is to protect children, young people and adults at risk of exploitation.
Missing and Exploitation joint Sub-group - Terms of reference


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