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The Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency partnership committee, co-ordinated by Cheshire West and Chester Council, which provides strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across the borough. It has an independent Chair and its remit is to agree objectives, set priorities and co-ordinate the strategic development of adult safeguarding. Under the previsions of the Care Act 2014 the Board is required to:

  • develop and publish a strategic plan setting out how they will meet their objectives and how their member and partner agencies will contribute
  • publish an Annual Report detailing how effective their work has been
  • commission Safeguarding Adult Review (SARs) for any cases which meet the criteria for these and where there is opportunity for multi-agency learning

Purpose of the Board

Our overall purpose is to help and safeguard adults with care and support needs. The Board ensure that, locally, abuse is prevented and that, when it does occur, partners respond in line with the needs and wishes of the person experiencing harm.

The Board acts as a forum for agreeing how agencies should co-operate to safeguard adults at risk and ensure that local arrangements work effectively to bring about positive outcomes for local people. It is responsible for ensuring that the systems in place locally to protect people at risk are proportionate, balanced and responsive, that lessons are learned by way of safeguarding adult reviews in cases where there have been poor outcomes, and that awareness is raised in respect of abuse and what can done about it. The Board also promote collaboration between all the partners for effective communication, information sharing and awareness raising.

Working together and with adults at risk of abuse the Board aims to ensure people are: 

  • safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect
  • treated fairly and with dignity and respect
  • protected when they need to be
  • able to easily get the support, protection and services that they need

The Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Adults Board is governed by a Memorandum of Agreement which all agencies sign up to.

Business unit of the Board

The business unit of the Board is made up of the following: