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Adult Safeguarding

Meeting: 19/10/2021 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Adult Social Care and Health) (Item 32)

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Report of the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health.


The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health on the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board and inviting comment from Members of the Committee.


The report set out the requirements of the Care Act 2014 for adult safeguarding; strategic developments in that Sefton had a newly established Safeguarding Adults Board, although Sefton Adult Social Care remained a member of the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board; operational safeguarding and Section 42 Enquiries; and performance and processes for concerns raised during the pandemic. The report concluded that performance would be reported to the Committee on a regular basis.


Members of the Committee asked questions/raised matters on the following issues:


·       Concerns that reporting of safeguarding issues decreased during the pandemic.

·       Mitigations against risk factors.




That the report be noted.