The vision for adult safeguarding in Devon is:
The government has set out six principles to govern the actions of adult safeguarding boards:
The Board summarises its achievements for the year as:
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Safeguarding Adults has provided information and analysis of needs and trends relating to Safeguarding Adults and compliance with the Mental Capacity Act. The JSNA included the results of consultation with a range of service users and carers.
The annual report summarises safeguarding activity in Devon in 2013-14 and its outcomes:
An increase in safeguarding activity is indicative of greater awareness in the community and among professionals of safeguarding issues. A decrease in whole service investigations is indicative that the prevention of abuse and neglect, through commissioning, provision and monitoring of high quality and personalised care, is having impact.
Work is currently taking place with the regional Safeguarding Adults Group for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services on developing key performance indicators for safeguarding processes. These are expected to include the timeliness of processes, person centred practice, experienced outcomes for people in need of safeguarding and case quality reviews and comparative performance will be published in future years.
This page was last modified: 27th Oct 2015