Our structure and governance
The Safeguarding Adults Board meets on a quarterly basis and is supported by an Executive group and a number of multi-agency subgroups, which convene regularly to progress the ambitions and strategic priorities of the Board.
The primary purpose of the subgroups are set out below:
Learning and Development Subgroup:
to provide a multi-agency perspective of safeguarding adults’ training, learning and development needs, and ensure lessons are learnt and used to inform policy or procedures.
Policy and Procedures Subgroup:
to produce, maintain, develop and review policy, procedures and guidance to improve outcomes for adults at risk in Somerset.
Quality Assurance Subgroup:
to establish and maintain performance arrangements for the Board, and quality assure local practice.
Safeguarding Adults Review Subgroup:
to ensure the Board meets its statutory requirements in relation to commissioning Safeguarding Adults Reviews.
Mental Capacity Act Subgroup:
to develop and monitor guidance and best practice in relation to the Act and associated legislation and guidance.