What is the Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board?
The Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board is a statutory multi-agency board that is committed to protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It has overall responsibility for co-coordinating safeguarding adult matters and ensuring that partner agencies carry out safeguarding adults work.
What the Board does
The board meets quarterly and their work includes:
- co-ordinating activity between agencies
- facilitating joint training
- monitoring and reviewing progress in safeguarding practice
- developing ways of working which will improve our ability to support Camden residents across the community to live a life free from abuse
- learning from lessons where people have not been adequately protected
How does the Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board aim to meet this?
By fostering strong relationships with all its partner agencies and other strategic boards, to demonstrate a real commitment to ensuring that adults in Camden live a life free of abuse and neglect.
This includes partners and members feeling able to challenge each other and other organisations where it believes actions or inactions are increasing the risk of abuse or neglect. It is also about identifying arrangements for monitoring and reviewing the implementation and impact of policy and training.
At the same time, it’s about making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is being promoted including, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. It must be recognised that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.