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

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

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

Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual report - Easy Read versions

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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