1. Safeguarding Adults Board

Safeguarding Adults Boards were established under the Care Act 2014, although non statutory partnership boards existed before that. Their main objective is to assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements are in place and that partners act to help and protect adults in the local area who:

  • have need for care and support;

  • are experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect;

  • as a result of those care and support needs are unable to protect themselves from either the risk of experience of abuse or neglect.

The Windsor & Maidenhead Safeguarding Adults Board brings together key partners to provide strategic oversight of adult safeguarding to ensure that vulnerable residents of the borough are protected from abuse or neglect.

The work of the board is governed by the following principles:

  • Empowerment – presumption of person led decisions and informed consent.

  • Prevention – it is better to take action before harm occurs.

  • Proportionality – proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.

  • Protection – support and representation for those in greatest need.

  • Accountability – accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.