West Berkshire Council

Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Preventing abuse and neglect and promoting good practice

The Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) covers the West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham areas, and brings together the following agencies who work together to prevent abuse:

  • Adult Social Care Services (from Reading Borough Council, Wokingham Borough Council and West Berkshire Council)
  • Thames Valley Police
  • NHS Berkshire West
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services
  • Local private and voluntary organisations

The key aims of the SAB are to:

  • ensure that whenever abuse or neglect is suspected or reported, there is an effective, consistent, and coordinated response across the West of Berkshire
  • ensure that partner agencies have preventative measures in place to lessen the likelihood of abuse occurring
  • increase the awareness of safeguarding issues amongst the general public, carers, service users, voluntary and paid workers
  • provide a framework for the further inter-agency development of safeguarding policy including learning lessons from practice in Berkshire
  • provide positive safeguarding outcomes for service users, which are best achieved by robust and effective inter-agency working 

You can view the SABs Policy and Procedures online.

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