What we do

How does the Board work?

Who is on the Board?

Subgroups of the Safeguarding Adults Board

• Policy and Procedures Subgroup

• Training Subgroup

• Quality Assurance Subgroup

Safeguarding Adult Review Subgroup

SCR reports

• When to hold a SAR

Who we are and what we do.

The Bournemouth and Poole Safeguarding Adults Board (BPSAB) has been set up to improve the safety and well-being of adults who might be at risk of harm. It does this through joint leadership and working together.

The Board meets every 3 months. They make sure:
• There is good communication with the public and staff, and they know how to recognise and report harm to adults at risk.
• Agencies work together to reduce risk, prevent harm and protect adults at risk
• National policy and guidance are being followed locally
• Local policy and procedures are agreed and followed
• Activities between agencies are co-ordinated.
• Joint training is encouraged and arranged
• Safeguarding practices are improved, monitored and reviewed
• Ways of working are developed which will improve the support Bournemouth and Poole residents receive across the community to live a life free from abuse
• Lessons are learned when people have not been adequately protected
• People who use services and carers are listened to and their views influence practice

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How does the Bournemouth and Poole Safeguarding Adults Board work?

The Safeguarding Adults Board works with other Boards to improve the safety of residents, such as the Safer Poole Partnership, Bournemouth Community Safety Partnership and the Domestic Violence Strategic Board.

The Dorset wide Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures sets out the procedures on what to do if harm is identified. These are used by all relevant agencies in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

The Safeguarding Adults Board produces an Annual Report. It reports to the Overview and Scrutiny Committees of the Councils, Local Strategic Partnerships, Poole Partnership, Bournemouth 2026 Trust, Safer Poole Partnership Board and Safer & Stronger Communities in Bournemouth. 


Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Procedures

BPSAB Memorandum of Agreement
BPSAB Terms of Reference
BPSAB Business Plan 2015-19
BPSAB Annual Report 2014-15

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Who is on the Board?

The Board includes:

Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board - Barrie Crook (Interim Chair)

Bournemouth Adult Community Services - Jane Portman (Executive Director)

Borough of Poole - Jan Thurgood (Strategic Director)

Bournemouth Adult Social Care Services - Andy Sharp

Bournemouth Adult Social Care Commissioning - Neil Goddard

Bournemouth Health & Social Care - Councillor Blair Crawford

Bournemouth Housing - Jane Godfrey

Borough of Poole Adult Social Care Services - David Vitty

Borough of Poole Adult Social Care Commissioning - Phil Hornsby

Borough of Poole Social Care - Councillor Karen Rampton

Borough of Poole Housing - Cally Antill

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group - Sally Shead

Dorset Fire & Rescue - Linzi Holt

Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust - Fiona Haughey

Dorset National Probation Service - Tina Ridge

Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company - Elaine Morgan

Dorset Police - D/Supt Kevin Connolly

NHS England (Wessex) - Ruth Williams

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Tracey Nutter

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Paula Shobbrook

South Western Ambulance - Sarah Thompson

Voluntary Sector - Donna Martin

Independent Provider - Shan Seewooruthun                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Working subgroups of the Safeguarding Adults Board

There are three working subgroups. Each subgroup is chaired by a member of the Board.  All of these work across Dorset as well. These have been set up to deliver the Board's work plan.

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The Policy & Procedures Subgroup

This group makes sure that local standards, policies and procedures are in place to safeguard adults at risk of harm. These will reflect national standards, regulations, guidance and case law and will apply to all relevant agencies across Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole. This group makes sure that safeguarding adults is included in other policy documents. This group is responsible for the strategy which makes sure there is good communication with the public, people who use services, carers and staff.


BPSAB Policy and Procedures Terms of Reference

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The Workforce Development and Training Subgroup

The aim of this group is to make sure there is a skilled workforce to help protect adults at risk of harm. The group makes sure there is awareness across all organisations, including the independent and voluntary sectors about what safeguarding means and what to do if harm or abuse is suspected. The group develops the multi-agency training strategy and work plan. It considers the training needs required to safeguard residents and arranges training to meet these needs.

Standards expected for Safeguarding Adult’s Awareness Training

A guidance document on the recommended Standards expected for Safeguarding Adults Awareness Training has been agreed by the two local Safeguarding Adults Boards of Bournemouth & Poole and Dorset. This document outlines a specific set of standards which give guidance to organisations on the content required in awareness training. The guidance is to ensure that all staff /volunteers at every level acquire the appropriate knowledge, understanding and capabilities they need to safeguard adults who may be at risk of harm from other people. This level of awareness reflects their role and responsibility. The standards are based on the National Capability Framework for Safeguarding Adults and are available on the Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board website link below and Dorset for You website to download.


BPSAB Training Workforce Terms of Reference

Standards for Safeguarding Awareness Training Guidance Document

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The Quality Assurance Subgroup

This group enables the Board to oversee the quality of its safeguarding activity The group makes sure there are effective checks and monitoring systems. It produces regular reports to the Board. This makes sure that a consistent approach and good quality of safeguarding provision is maintained across all partner organisations.


BPSAB Quality Assurance Terms of Reference

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Safeguarding Adult Review Subgroup

In addition to the three safeguarding working groups, there is also a Safeguarding Adult Review subgroup which works across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Safeguarding Adult Boards. A Safeguarding Adult Review is a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from complex or serious Safeguarding Adults cases. The subgroup recommends changes to improve practice in the light of these lessons learnt.

The aim of the process is to learn lessons and make improvements. The process is based on national guidelines and has been agreed by all agencies who are members of Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board. 


Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adult Review (formerly Serious
Case Review)

BPSAB Serious Case Review Terms of Reference

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Safeguarding Adults - Serious Case Reviews Reports (now Safeguarding Adult Reviews)

It was agreed that findings from Serious Case Reviews (now Safeguarding Adults Reviews) should be shared as widely as possible in order to improve learning and practice.


Summary report of the Serious Case Review for Mrs. A

Summary report  of the Serious Case Review for Miss A

Easy Read version of the  Serious Case Review for Miss A

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How is it decided when to hold a Safeguarding Adult Review?

The Dorset, and Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Boards have a Protocol based on national guidance, which sets out the criteria for holding a Safeguarding Adult Review. The Safeguarding Adult Review Subgroup considers referrals for Safeguarding Adult Reviews. It makes recommendations to the Independent Chair of the Board on whether a Safeguarding Adult Review should be held or if other steps can be taken to respond to the issues that have been raised by the case. Anyone can make a referral to the Safeguarding Adult Review Subgroup by contacting the Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adults Board.

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