Agenda item

City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2019/20

Report of the Independent Chair of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board.



The Committee received a report of the Independent Chair of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board.


 An officer introduced the report stating the board had been meeting on monthly basis to ensure key partners could report any issues arising.  The meetings had proved effective in keeping regular contact with key agencies and a deep dive took place to look at the specific issues arising in case work.  The board published the safeguarding adult reviews, as required by statutory duty, which lead to improvement in work towards homelessness and a review into policy surrounding a fire death.  Safeguarding adult week activities took place online and it was expected that this year would be the same.  The team focused on mental capacity and executive capacity, which often links to self-neglect and hoarding.  A rough sleeper worker had been recruited and had been very effective.  The team would like to see an improvement in engagement with local residents.


A member commented that it was difficult to see trends due to the large age ranges heading the data.  The member hoped there was a further breakdown of this data behind the scenes so the team could focus on trends.  The member also thanked the team for all the work dedicated towards rough sleepers and the community’s effort towards the foodbank which had allowed officers to directly hear concerns from the residents.


RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

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