City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board
If you’re concerned about an adult or if you’re experiencing harm
If the person you’re concerned about lives in Hackney:
If the person you’re concerned about lives in the City:
- call 020 7332 1224
- email email@example.com
People should be able to live a life free from harm in communities that are intolerant of abuse, work together to prevent abuse and know what to do when it happens.
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The board is a multi-agency partnership which has a statutory function under the Care Act 2014. The main objective of the board is to ensure that local safeguarding arrangements are in place and organisations safeguard adults at risk of abuse in City and Hackney.
Under the Care Act 2014, the Board has three main duties:
- to publish a strategy, which tells people what our priorities are and how we will meet them
- to publish an annual report focusing on our achievements and how well we have implemented our strategy
- to conduct Safeguarding Adults Reviews where someone has died or suffered serious harm as a result of abuse or neglect
In order to meet these objectives the board acts as follows:
- agrees and reviews multi-agency City and Hackney safeguarding adults policy and procedure for protecting vulnerable adults, taking into account statutory requirements, national guidance and London regional policies
- maintains an annual business plan, setting priorities for preventing and addressing abuse of vulnerable adults, and produces and disseminates an annual report
- monitors incidents of abuse and neglect, reviews trends and acts where appropriate to improve services and support to vulnerable adults
- regularly evaluates how agencies and providers safeguard vulnerable adults, by introducing rigorous quality assurance and scrutiny systems across partner agencies
- agrees a serious case review protocol and reviews and learns from situations where safeguarding arrangements may have been inadequate
- maintains a programme of training and development on safeguarding vulnerable adults for staff across agencies in the statutory, independent provider and voluntary sectors
- develops and promotes arrangements for adults at risk and carers to be well-informed about safeguarding arrangements and provide opportunities for service users and carers to influence and feedback on their effectiveness
- promotes public awareness of safeguarding as an issue for all citizens and engage the wider community in helping to prevent abuse and neglect and to report where they have concerns
Dr Adi Cooper OBE is the Independent Chair of the Board.
The board has three core partners: the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group and police.
There are a number of additional partners including, health trusts, advocacy service, criminal justice, fire brigade, department of work and pensions and voluntary sector services.
The Board’s objectives are outlined in our strategy which identifies our aims for the next five years.
The annual strategic plan identifies the work that the board will undertake for the financial year, whilst our annual report outlines how well we met our objectives.
You can find out more about the Board and its work by viewing:
- CHSAB strategy for 2020-25 (PDF 793kb)
- strategic workplan 2020-21 (PDF 108kb)
- annual report 2020/21 (PDF 4mb)
- annual report 2019/20 (PDF 3mb)
- annual report 2018/19 (PDF 2mb)
- annual report 2017/18 (PDF 2mb)
Peer-to-Peer Supporters is a new project being launched by the Safeguarding Adults Board and The Advocacy Project. We are looking for members of the community living in either City or Hackney who may have care and support needs or direct links with people with care and support needs, for example you are a member or volunteer of a community group or a carer, to become supporters.
- peer-to-peer supporters role job description (PDF 48kb)
- peer-to-peer supporters role application form (Word 59kb)
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Service – call 08000 560 905 or 020 8356 4458/9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Antisocial behaviour – call 0208 356 3310 or email email@example.com
- Community safety – call 0208 356 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hate crime and harassment support – Stop Hate UK – call 0800 138 1625
- Community safety – call 020 7332 3808 or email email@example.com
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Service (Victim Support) – call 0808 168 9291 or the supportline 0808 168 9111
- Adult Social Care – call 020 7332 1224 (020 8356 2300 out of hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The board has different resources for residents living in the City and Hackney.
If you would like any of our leaflets in an easy read version or a different language, contact: email@example.com
Policy and procedures
- Hackney adult social care safeguarding protocol (PDF 319kb)
- London adult safeguarding policy and procedures (PDF 2mb)
- care act 2014
- care and support statutory guidance
- protocol for multi agency risk assessment conference (PDF 165kb)
The statutory guidance provides a framework from which safeguarding can be implemented.
The following information can support staff, in exercising their duties in respect of safeguarding:
- Care Act statutory guidance
- Mental Capacity Act code of practice
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards code of practice
The London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures is a best practice document created by safeguarding leads in London.
It helps support practitioners to practically carry out their safeguarding duties:
City and Hackney safeguarding protocols and procedures
The Board has created a number of protocols and policies to support staff to respond to safeguarding issues that you may see in your practice:
- City and Hackney safeguarding adults board escalation protocol 2022 (PDF 108kb)
- Hackney intergenerational domestic abuse protocol
- high risk panels (PDF 1,004kb)
- high risk panel information sharing agreement (PDF 107kb)
- high risk panel TOR (PDF 118kb)
- high-risk panel referral form
- SAR guidance and protocol
- self neglect (including chronic hoarding) protocol August 2016 (PDF 1.1mb)
- self neglect guide for practitioners August 2016 (PDF 980kb)
- MDS-guidance-protocol (PDF 492kb)
- roles-responsibilities-in-adult-safeguarding (PDF 311kb)
- staff guide to sexuality, intimacy, consent and relationships (PDF 1.7mb)
The Board has a number of resources to help build awareness of adult safeguarding.
These resources may be useful for services users too:
- safeguarding adults leaflet (PDF 459kb)
- safeguarding adults – pocket guide
- modern slavery awareness and victim identification guidance
- safeguarding adults videos on social care TV
- keep safe from financial abuse – always check (PDF 372kb)
- hands off my money A3 poster (PDF 429kb)
- hands off my money A4 poster (PDF 407kb)
- strategy meeting agenda (Word 31kb)
- strategy meeting minutes template (Word 54kb)
- case conference agenda (Word 32kb)
- case conference minutes template (Word 50kb)
- review meeting agenda (Word 37kb)
- review meeting minutes template (Word 84kb)
- attendance sheet for safeguarding adults meetings (Excel 13mb)