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

Thursday, March 14, 2024
The ERSAB training calendar May to July 2024 is now available. For further details go the Training page .
Friday, March 01, 2024
Local Focus In December ERSAB participated in a proactive Policing event to set a number of themes for action for the upcoming year. Through discussion the group settled on four areas of focus: Sexual exploitation Juvenile labour Care homes Domestic servitude A steering group will be established to focus on each theme which will endeavour to: Increase public awareness Increase professional awareness Encourage more intelligence submissions, ideally including relevant operational names Explore enforcement opportunities Following the time dedicated to each theme, the aim is to collect data which includes: Intelligence reports submitted in relation to the theme of the steering group How many individuals trained How many public media pieces Investigations undertaken Disruption, including site visits, NRM referrals, Duty to Notify submissions, and crimes flagged In addition to this Humberside Police are shifting their focus towards a critical and challenging issue that affects communities both locally and nationally - County Lines drugs networks. This month, they are dedicating their collective efforts to disrupt and dismantle these networks and would like to encourage partner participation. Understanding County Lines: County Lines operations involve drug distribution networks that exploit vulnerable individuals, including children and adults, to sell drugs in rural areas, small towns, and larger cities outside their normal operating base. These operations are characterised by their use of dedicated mobile phone lines (known as ‘graft lines’), as well as significant levels of violence and exploitation associated with them. Humberside Police will be promoting work along four key workstreams; Intelligence-Led Policing: Enhance intelligence-gathering efforts on known and suspected County Lines activities. Utilising intelligence from multiple areas including Police Staff and Officers, members of the public, partner agencies and Community Partnership Intelligence. Protecting the Vulnerable : Focus on identifying and safeguarding individuals who are being exploited by these networks. Collaborating with social services, schools, and community organisations to provide support and prevent further exploitation. Interagency Collaboration: Work closely with neighbouring forces and agencies to share intelligence and resources. County Lines operations cross boundaries, and so must our efforts to combat them. Public Awareness and Engagement: Increase awareness within the community about the signs of County Lines exploitation and encourage reporting. Public cooperation is vital in tackling this issue. Chief Inspector Mark Skelton said “This month, let us focus our efforts to combat the scourge of County Lines drug distribution. Each operation we disrupt, each individual we save from exploitation, is a significant victory in our ongoing battle against organised crime. The fight against County Lines is not just about law enforcement; it's about protecting our most vulnerable from exploitation and dismantling networks that sow discord in our communities. Your dedication, vigilance, and proactive approach are key to our success. As community partners, we have an opportunity to make a real difference.” Please disseminate through your respective networks, and encourage partners to submit intelligence through the Community Intelligence Portal – https://www.humberside.police.uk/partners/partner-services/community-partner-intelligence/community-partnership-intelligence/ (for professionals) - or via any of the other means listed via the following link; https://www.humberside.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us-beta/contact-us/ ERSAB have produced their first Annual Report around Modern Slavery. Please see below: Modern Slavery Annual Report 2023-24 (pdf 1.7mb) National Focus The House of Lords Select Committee on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was appointed on 24 January 2024. It will report by 30 November 2024. It will consider the impact of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, and its effectiveness in achieving its aims. It will also consider how the Act’s provisions have been implemented, how the Act has been impacted by recent political developments, and whether the Act requires improvement. The Committee is seeking submissions relating to any or all of the following topics: The extent to which the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been impacted by recent legislation (for example the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Illegal Migration Act 2023) Whether the Act has kept up-to-date with developments in modern slavery and human trafficking, both within the UK and internationally The efficacy of the provisions of the Act relating to supply chains The efficacy of the other key provisions of the Act, including definitions, sanctions, reporting, enforcement, and the statutory defence for victims The role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, including whether the post is sufficiently resourced, and the process of appointment Suggestions for improvements that could be made to the Act to help it to better achieve its aims For more information, please click here. #LookCloser is The Children’s Society’s award-winning campaign with the British Transport Police and the National County Lines Coordination Centre, aiming to raise awareness about the exploitation of children and young people and the vital role that everyone can play in helping stop it. The next #LookCloser campaign week begins Monday 4 March. For more information, please click here. In the news Below are a selected number of recent articles around Modern Slavery: Rwanda plan puts modern slavery victims at further risk of exploitation, campaigners warn Days without eating and 16 hour shifts: Exploitation is still rife 20 years after Morecambe Bay Trafficking gangs involved in Morecambe Bay cockling tragedy 'untouchable' 20 years on Modern slavery in social care surging since visa rules eased Luton drug dealers jailed for modern slavery offence 'Predators' convicted after woman forced into sex work Brothers ran 'epic, mind-blowing' cannabis ring with farms in Hull and Withernsea Training Opportunities What's Wrong with Exploitation? The Wilberforce Institute Wed, 13 Mar 2024 16:30 – 18.00 – Online Since the turn of the millennium there has been a concerted international response to the exploitation of human beings. National and international awareness campaigns about the extent of various forms of exploitative practices have driven law enforcement, victim support and human rights strategies to combat them. Despite this progress the language, definition and explanation for these exploitative behaviours remains contested, unclear and under-theorised. This contestation manifests itself in a fault line between the framing of the problem on one hand as interpersonal victimisation and criminal justice and on the other, as political human rights, migration and global economic forces. This lecture seeks to resolve these conceptual and practical limitations, and in doing so reconfigure the understanding and response to all forms of exploitation by developing a clear definition that is philosophically and theoretically grounded. The purpose of this reconceptualisation is to provide a governing explanation for the type of injustice that sits at the heart of all forms of modern slavery. Eventbrite link Modern Slavery - Awareness Raising Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board Mon, 29 April 2024 10.00 – 12.30 - Online The aim of this session is to provide a basic introduction to modern slavery by outlining the legal framework, definitions and principles that are used, and by signposting to key local and national resources (led by Martin Crow LSAB Business Manager). Eventbrite link In 2024, Ersab will be participating in the June and November Safeguarding weeks along with colleagues from across the East Riding, Hull, York and North Yorkshire. A number of Modern Slavery themed events are planned. Details will follow later in the year. To keep updated please follow Ersab on Eventbrite.
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)
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