Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report presenting the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board’s Annual Report for 2018/19, together with an ‘easy read’ version and also a copy of the associated Strategic Plan. In summary, these documents summarised the Board’s achievements over the past 12 months and set out its ambitions for the coming year.
The Board welcomed Richard Jones CBE, Independent Chair of the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board to the meeting, who was in attendance in order to introduce the key points of the annual report and to highlight key priorities.
Together with the Independent Chair, Members discussed the key role of carers and the actions being taken to ensure that the correct balance was achieved when engaging with service users by seeking the views of both the carer and the vulnerable individual, with it being acknowledged that each case needed a tailored approach.
In response to an enquiry, the Board received details of the approaches being taken to ensure that elderly and vulnerable individuals continued to have channels of communication that they felt comfortable using when engaging the Local Authority and others, in order to avoid this area becoming a source of isolation.
(a) That the contents of the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018/19, together with the Board’s Strategic Plan, as appended to the submitted report, be noted;
(b) That the strategic aims and ambitions of the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board to make Leeds a safe place for everyone, be supported.
Publication date: 16/01/2020
Date of decision: 07/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive Board
Effective from: 17/01/2020