Projects Undertaken by the SAB
Experiences of Safeguarding Services with Healthwatch
The Safeguarding Adults Board commissioned Healthwatch Cornwall to undertake a project, to understand peoples’ experiences of adult safeguarding services. What we find from this study will help us inform decision making on future services.
We worked closely with service users to co-develop the way we deliver the project and interview them on their experiences, to ensure it best meets their needs. We have spoken to service users from across Cornwall, who have shared with us their experiences of safeguarding. This rich information has allowed us to draw out many insights into the services, which are already being used to shape service improvement.
The interim report highlights findings include the importance for service users of good relationships with safeguarding professionals they can trust; clear, consistent information on safeguarding; regular communication on their case; and the value of advocates and family and friends to support people through safeguarding. We are now drawing together an action planning group, which will consider and plan ways we can maximise the impact of the full research findings to inform future service delivery.
The Truth Project in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which examines how institutions and organisations in England and Wales may have failed to protect children. The Project is designed to enable victims of child sexual abuse to tell their story through a series of 'pop-up' sessions at Penzance, Truro and Bodmin throughout November and December 2017. The Chairs of the Safeguarding Adults Board and the Safeguarding Children Partnership respectively are promoting this project to support adults, young people and children who have experienced harm.