Our vision

Our vision is for the East Riding of Yorkshire to be a place where adults at risk of harm are able to live an independent life free from harm where:

  • abuse is not tolerated
  • everyone works together to prevent abuse
  • services respond effectively when abuse is suspected or happens.

Our aims

  • stop abuse or neglect wherever possible
  • prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
  • safeguard adults in a way that supports the adult in making choices and having control over the way they live
  • promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adult concerned.

Our priorities

The Safeguarding Adults Board is set up to help everyone to work together in the most effective way possible. The Board does this by setting out procedures and plans based on an overall strategy. Our 3-year strategy sets out our aims and objectives and a framework within which to achieve them.

View the ERSAB Strategy 2019 -2022 (opens in new window)

Our strategy

The Safeguarding Adults Board is set up to help everyone to work together in the most effective way possible. The Board does this by setting out procedures and plans based on an overall strategy. Our three year strategy sets out our aims and objectives and a framework within which to achieve them.

Strategic Objectives 2019-2022

  • Ensure the voice of the service user is heard in the Board, its partners and sub-groups
  • Improve communication, by increasing a range of accessible information for service users and the public about adult safeguarding
  • Use data more intelligently to improve safeguarding outcomes across the East Riding
  • To increase the prevention of abuse across the wider focus of the health and wellbeing agenda
  • Take a “think family” approach to safeguarding in which we will engage and empower more adults to be involved in all discussions and actions which are about them and their families
  • Work together to make sure adult safeguarding standards keep adults safe and minimise risk of harm
  • Demonstrate assurance that outcomes from any learning (including Safeguarding Adults Reviews) improves safeguarding effectiveness in the East Riding
  • Demonstrate assurance that emerging cross-cutting themes that may have an impact on adult safeguarding are responded to and fully addressed
  • Ensure adults who do not have a voice themselves are represented and have appropriate support and the means to express their views

View ERSAB Strategy for 2019-2022 (opens in new window)

Annual reports

Each year we write an annual report saying what the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board has done to reach its goals. The report outlines the role and function of the Board, highlights the achievements of the Board and its partners during the year

Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2020-21 (opens in new window)

Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2019-2020 (opens in new window)

Annual report - Easy Read versions

View ERSAB Annual Report 2020-21 (Easy Read format - opens in new window)

View ERSAB Annual Report 2019-2020 (Easy Read format - opens in new window)

Information Sharing Protocol

Organisations often need to share information. This ensures that their services benefit local people and meet their needs. But they need to make sure they share only the information that is necessary. They must also protect people’s privacy.

The Information protocol is made up of two tiers:

Tier 1

Tier 1 protocol is a general information sharing protocol which is Humber wide in collaboration with partners in the Humber region. This is called the Humber Information Sharing Charter available to download below:

Download the Humber Information Sharing Charter v10 (pdf 183kb)

Tier 2

Tier 2 protocol is made of two separate protocols and these are in place when there is the sharing of more specific information between ERSAB partners.

The two separate Tier 2 protocols are for the Safeguarding Adults Review sub-group and the Learning, Audit and Improvement sub-group which share personal and sensitive information between agencies in these groups.

Download the ERSAB SARG Tier 2 Information Sharing Agreement (pdf 264kb)

The tier 2 protocol for the Learning, Audit and Improvement sub-group is currently under development and will be added here in due course.

ERSAB meetings

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency organisation responsible for ensuring the protection and safety of adults at risk of harm in the East Riding.

The Board is led by an independent chair and made up of representatives from a number of organisations including the local authority, police, health, care and voluntary sectors and is also responsible for holding partners to account through scrutiny and governance.

The Board will meet quarterly and members will attend wherever possible and will inform the chair if they are unable to attend. A nominated deputy may attend on an infrequent basis.

Organisational commitment to attendance is crucial and if this function is delegated within organisations, the delegated member must have the ability to make decisions on behalf of the organisation they represent.

The Board will oversee the following:

  • policy and procedures
  • quality and performance
  • best practice and lessons learned
  • communication
  • training
  • users and carers.

Agendas and minutes for all the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board and sub-groups are available upon request.

Please contact: sab@eastriding.gov.uk

Dates of Meetings 2022

Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Due to the current public health situation all meetings will be held virtually on MS Teams.

  • Thursday, 27 January 2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

  • Thursday, 28 April 2022 - 1:30 to 4:30pm

  • Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 1:30 to 4:30pm

  • Thursday, 27 October 2022 - 1:30 to 4:30pm

  • Thursday, 1 December 2022 - 1:30 to 4:30pm

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Chairs Assurance and Governance Sub-group

Due to the current public health situation all meetings will be held virtually on MS Teams.

  • Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 9.30 to 11.00am

  • Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 9.30 to 11.00am

  • Thursday, 4 August 2022 - 9.30 to 11.00am

  • Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 9.30 to 11.00am

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Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-group (SARG)

Due to the current public health situation all meetings will be held virtually on MS Teams.

  • Wednesday, 19 January 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 10.30am to 12.30pm

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Learning, Audit and Improvement Sub-group (LA&I)

Due to the current public health situation all meetings will be held virtually on MS Teams.

  • Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

  • Wednesday, 6 April 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

  • Wednesday, 8 June 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

  • Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9.30am to 11.30pm

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Training and Development Sub-group (T&D)

Due to the current public health situation all meetings will be held virtually on MS Teams.

  • Tuesday, 15 March 2022 - 10.00am to 12.00noon

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022 - 10.00am to 12.00noon

  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - 10.00am to 12.00noon

  • Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 10.00am to 12.00noon

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Structure of Board and sub-groups

Safeguarding Adults Board Members List December 2021 (180kb opens in new window)

How the Board operates

The Board is governed by a constitution which provides a framework for how the Board operates. The latest Governance and Operating Framework for the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board and terms of references for each sub-group can be downloaded below:

ERSAB Governance and Operating Framework (412kb opens in new window)

Safeguarding Adult Reviews Sub-group

The purpose of the Safeguarding Adults Review sub group is, on behalf of the Safeguarding Adults Board, to deliver those responsibilities relating to ‘Safeguarding Adult Reviews’ set out within the statutory guidance that accompanies the Care Act 2014.

A Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) is required when an adult in its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.

Safeguarding Adult Boards must also arrange a Safeguarding Adult Review if an adult in its area has not died but the Safeguarding Adults Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Please access the Terms of Reference below to see how the ERSAB Safeguarding Adults Review Group operates:

Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-group - Terms of Reference (pdf 62kb)

ERSAB Procedure for Completing Safeguarding Adults Reviews (pdf 1.3mb)

Learning, Audit and Improvement Sub-group

The purpose of the Learning, Audit and Improvement Sub-group is, on behalf of the Safeguarding Adults Board, is to deliver those responsibilities relating to the continuous learning and improvement of safeguarding activities including gaining assurance from partners for the way they report and act on safeguarding concerns.

Please access the Terms of Reference below to see how the ERSAB Learning, Audit and Improvement Sub-group operates:

Learning, Audit and Improvement Sub-group Terms of Reference (75kb opens in new window)

Training and Development Sub-group

The Training and Development Sub-group is a sub-group of ERSAB and will advise the Board on matters relating to learning, development and training and the implementation of the East Riding Multi-agency Training Strategy.

Please access the Terms of Reference below to see how the ERSAB Training and Development Group operates:

Training and Development Sub-group - Terms of Reference (103kb opens in new window)

How to get involved in the work of the Board

Would you like to be involved in the work of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board? We would like to create a virtual network of interested people from a range of backgrounds who can collaborate, comment and contribute to the work of the Board.

If you are interested in being part of this or would like to find out more information we would like to hear from you.
Please contact us by email if you are interested

Latest news

Friday, April 08, 2022
Get ready for Safeguarding Week 2022 After the success of last year’s virtual conference, we have once again teamed up with our safeguarding partners across the [North Yorkshire, the City of York and the East Riding of Yorkshire] to take part in this year’s Safeguarding Week 20 – 24 June. Developed for both professional and public audiences, the online programme of seminars offers a packed schedule of over 50 sessions across the week, which will each be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field. The programme of events will be delivered virtually allowing attendees to fit the sessions into their working day or evening activities. Some of the sessions are only open to safeguarding professionals due to the sensitivity of the content. The professional sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, share best practice, spark innovation and support continuing professional development. The sessions designed for the public will raise awareness of key issues and provide insight into how every member of the public can safeguard themselves, their families and support the wider community. Please take the time to review the programme of activities and sign up for any that are of interest to you. Please feel free to share the programme with family and friends, there really is something that will be of benefit to them – from sessions for young people, to staying safe on-line, fraud and cyber awareness, recognising the signs of radicalisation, etc. Programme of events: ERSAB Safeguaring Week - Programme of events (pdf 260kb) To register for any of the events listed, please visit our Eventbrite page
Thursday, April 07, 2022
The Emotional Wellbeing Service is the Lead Provider of Primary Care Psychological Therapies in the East Riding, working in partnership with other therapy providers. If you are aged 16 and above and experiencing mild to moderately severe common mental health difficulties, then our Core IAPT Service may be able to help you. Our Clinicians are all qualified at a post graduate standard. The EWS works in partnership with other therapy providers such as Relate and House of Light. More about the Emotional Wellbeing Service and downloadable resources can be found on the wellbeing and prevention page .
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Over the past twelve months East Riding of Yorkshire Council Safeguarding Adults Team have been working to review and remodel their service and a lot of careful planning and redesign has taken place in order to develop a new operating model for the safeguarding and quality service within ERYC.
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