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.

Three Shared Goals

  • Abuse is not tolerated within the community and signs and symptoms of abuse is understood, helping to prevent it from happening in the first place.
  • Organisations work individually, in partnership and collectively to maintain high standards of safeguarding that keep adults at risk of harm, safe.
  • Services are equipped to respond effectively and quickly if abuse is suspected or happens with a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

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 three shared goals, six key Principles, that is, Empowerment; Prevention; Proportionality; Protection; Partnership and Accountability and six objectives within which to achieve these.

View the ERSAB Strategy 2022-2025 (pdf 4.2mb)

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 2022 - 2025

  • Ensure adults who do not have a voice themselves are represented and have appropriate support and the means to express their views.
  • Develop and deliver training, advice and information for health and social care staff, volunteers and the public on how to help identify and prevent abuse.
  • Support adults at risk of harm to make informed decisions about their situation and where abuse is suspected or occurred ensure risks are managed well by all partners.
  • Demonstrate assurance that emerging adult safeguarding themes such as Modern Slavery and County Lines are responded to and fully addressed.
  • Work together to make sure adult safeguarding standards are consistent across organisation to keep adults safe and minimise risk of harm.
  • Demonstrate assurance that outcomes from any learning (including Safeguarding Adults and Domestic Homicide Reviews) improves safeguarding effectiveness in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

View the ERSAB Strategy 2022-2025
View the ERSAB Strategy Summary 2022-2025
View the ERSAB Easy Read Strategy 2022-2025

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.

2022-23

View the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2022-23 (v0.3)

View the ERSAB Annual Report 2022-23 Easy Read version

2021-22

View the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2021-22

2020-21

View the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2020-21

View the ERSAB Annual Report 2020-21 (Easy Read format)

2019-20

View the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2019-2020

View the ERSAB Annual Report 2019-2020 (Easy Read format)

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.

ERSAB Safeguarding Adults Review Group Tier 2 Information Sharing Agreement (pdf 264kb)

Download the Learning Audit & Improvement sub group Tier 2 Info Sharing Agreement (pdf 233kb)

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.

Contact us

Please email: ersab@eastriding.gov.uk

Dates of Meetings 2023

Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

  • Thursday, 19 January
  • Thursday, 9 February
  • Thursday, 20 April
  • Thursday, 20 July
  • Thursday, 19 October
  • Thursday, 23 November

(all 13:30 - 16:30 except February which is 14:00 - 15:00)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

Chairs Assurance and Governance Sub-group

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

  • Monday, 20 February
  • Thursday, 4 May
  • Thursday, 3 August
  • Thursday, 2 November

(all 09:30 - 11:30 except February which is 09:00 - 11:00)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-group (SARG)

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

  • Monday 30 January
  • Wednesday, 8 March
  • Wednesday, 3 May
  • Wednesday, 12 July
  • Wednesday, 6 September
  • Wednesday, 8 November

(all 14:00 - 16:00)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

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

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

  • Wednesday, 15 February
  • Wednesday, 12 April
  • Wednesday, 14 June
  • Wednesday, 16 August
  • Wednesday, 11 October
  • Wednesday, 13 December

(all 09:30 - 11:30)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

Training and Development Sub-group (T&D)

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

  • Tuesday, 7 March
  • Tuesday, 13 June
  • Tuesday, 12 Sept
  • Tuesday, 12 December

(all 10:00 - 12:00)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

SAR Action and Assurance Subgroup

All meetings to be held on MS Teams unless otherwise stated. A link will be provided.

Thursday, 16 February Thursday, 13 April Thursday, 15 June Thursday, 17 August Thursday, 12 October Thursday, 14 December

(all 13:00 - 15:00)

View Safeguarding Adults Board meetings 2023 (pdf 143kb)

ERSAB partners

The Care Act 2014 places a statutory duty on the local authority to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board within its area that must include the police, East Riding Integrated Care Services and the local authority that set it up. Other agencies may be included by invitation.

Membership of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board will therefore consist of core statutory agencies and other agencies:

Other agencies/organisations

Structure of Board and Sub-groups

Safeguarding Adults Board Members List December 2021 (pdf 180kb)

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 (pdf 412kb)

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 126kb)

ERSAB Procedure for Completing Safeguarding Adults Reviews (March 2022) (pdf 209kb)

Safeguarding Adults Reviews Referral form (word 61kb)

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 V2.3 (208kb)

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 V3 (pdf 103kb)

Safeguarding Adults Review Actions and Assurance Sub-group

The purpose of the Safeguarding Adults Review Actions & Assurance Sub-group is, on behalf of the Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-group and Board, to deliver, monitor and execute the actions relating to ‘Safeguarding Adult Reviews’ set out within the statutory guidance that accompanies the Care Act 2014.

Safeguarding Adults Review Actions and Assurance Sub-group Terms of Reference (pdf 168kb)

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
As part of our ongoing engagement with Adults the Safeguarding Adults Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and The Safeguarding Adults Board have created a Safeguarding Adults Feedback Survey which is aimed at adults (and/or their representative) who have received support from an organisation who is a partner of East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board. Feedback from adults is really important to us and is crucial in helping us to monitor performance and deliver the best possible support in the future. The feedback surveys are in both standard and easy read formats via links below. They will be actively promoted via the local authority Adult Social Care teams at the end of safeguarding enquiry work and can be used by anyone that has received safeguarding support. Organisations are encouraged to make professionals aware of the feedback surveys in case they need to support or encourage adults to complete these. SM000738 Safeguarding Adults 2024 (Sandard) SM000738a Safeguarding Adults 2024 (Easy Read)
Friday, February 02, 2024
Free Two-day train the trainer course. The course aims to equip delegates with the skills, knowledge, and training tools to deliver ERSAB Level 1 Recognising Adult Abuse Training, as an ERSAB Cascade Trainer within their own agency. ERSAB Cascade train the trainer 23-24 April 2024 (pdf 274kb)
Monday, January 29, 2024
East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board (ERSAB) is holding an event for residents to find out more about the work of the Board, and for people to give their views on the work taking place to safeguard adults. Anyone with an interest in safeguarding can attend, including people who work with or support adults who have care and support needs, people who have lived experience of the safeguarding process or those with adult caring responsibilities. Kay Durrant, Chair of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board said: “We are inviting people to tell us what they think about what we do. We want to hear from people about what is working well and where things could be improved to protect adults across the East Riding. It is also a chance for residents to see how they could get involved in our work.” The ERSAB is made up of several organisations working together to prevent abuse including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the Probation Service, Healthwatch, Carers Advisory Group and Community VISION. The event takes place on Friday 23 February, 10am to 3pm, at: Beverley Enterprise Centre, Beck View Road, Beverley, HU17 0JT. To book a place email: ersab@eastriding.gov.uk by Thursday 15 February. Find out more about the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board or to report abuse or neglect go to: www.ersab.org.uk .
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