Agenda item

Adult Safeguarding Performance Report, Q4 2020/21

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

Please note 2 non-public appendices at agenda item 24.


The Committee received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding Adult Safeguarding Performance Report, Q1 2020/21.


A member asked what happened when outcomes were only ‘partial’ or ‘not successful’.


An officer responded stating that some outcomes expressed by the individual could unrealistic and some may not express any at all.  Safeguarding could be varied process in terms of time scale so parts of a goal may be achieved quickly but other parts may sit over a longer period of time.


A member asked if there were any trends in areas of concerns and if there was any correlation to neighbouring boroughs.


An officer responded that due to the small numbers in the City it was hard to pinpoint specific trends. National trends were observed and reviewed with the safeguarding board – for example, physical abuse rose over COVID.


A member asked if the Committee was receiving the correct information to understand if issues were being addressed properly and was there room for improvement and change.


An officer clarified that the framework data was intentionally very high level because individual outcomes were too specific to analyse.  The officer assured the Committee that if the report showed 100% of outcomes achieved that would be concerning and unrealistic due to the complex nature of the issues.  The officer also commented on how the impact of COVID had affected adult safeguarding and that the insight report would inform the board of any national trends.  All data was used to look at the quality of services.


A member asked how the team could adapt services to keep up with the changes seen in the community e.g., rises in domestic abuse cases.


An officer responded that the team was able to be agile and flexible as shown by the Afghan resettlement programme.  The officer noted it was a challenge to build sudden changes into ongoing strategic approach, but adaptation was employed when needed.


RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

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