The Safeguarding Adults Board have published their Annual Report for 2018-19. The report highlights the significant achievements made and the Board’s response to new emerging issues. In the past year: The Board have overseen the launch of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for adults; hosted a conference on sexual exploitation; trained over 3,000 people; and responded to over 7,000 reports of abuse and neglect.
Vida Morris, chair of the NSAB, said “I continue to be impressed by the commitment and passion Board members and practitioners continue to have to ensure Newcastle is a safer city for adults at risk. The Board continues to keep abreast of risk areas and identify work which might prevent abuse or neglect. In the last year we have explored loneliness, social isolation and criminal exploitation.”
As we head into my seventh year, the NSAB would like to further increase public awareness of safeguarding adults and the NSAB itself.