Update from NSAB meeting on 8th October 2020
Organisational updates provided from represented agencies (Nottinghamshire Police; Adult Social Care, Nottinghamshire County Council; the Clinical Commissioning Groups; Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust; the District and Borough Councils; the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company; Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service; and Nottingham University Hospitals) regarding the work which has taken place and is ongoing during the pandemic, and current plans for moving into the winter period and the associated risks to provision of services.
Updates from the sub-groups were provided:
- Quality Assurance Sub-Group – MASH data report circulated and summarised; update on a presentation received on modern slavery and the referral process for cases in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire; and the new online referral form for suspected safeguarding cases.
- Learning and development sub-group – update on the ongoing work looking at MASH data and what support in terms of training can be provided to agencies; referrer training courses are now available to book online, with positive feedback from initial pilot sessions; a care home manager network is being established; training around wilful neglect is due to commence and thanks were given for the support that Nottinghamshire Police has provided in this regard, and an update on two webinars on domestic abuse during lockdown was provided.
- Safeguarding adult reviews sub-group – SAR K19 continues to progress, with the aim of presenting a final draft overview report to the sub-group on 16th October and calling an extraordinary Board meeting in November to sign it off; three new referrals have been received since the July Board meeting – one is due for discussion at the meeting on 16th October, one is due for discussion at the Sub-Group meeting in December, and one is being tabled at the sub-group meeting in October to consider whether a request for information is needed given that it does not appear to meet the criteria for a safeguarding adult review.
- Communications sub-group – the Board is looking at the possibility of a new logo, and initial ideas had been circulated with a view to launching the “new look” with the next three-year strategic plan in Spring 2021; the Safeguarding Awareness Week will take place during the week commencing 16th November 2020 and a number of events are being planned in conjunction with other regional Safeguarding Adults Boards; the annual report is due to be published in November 2020, and work is underway to look at the representation of minority communities on the Board and the wider partnership.
The Board was made aware of the Social Care Sector Covid-19 Support Taskforce Report and the recommendations contained within it.
There was a discussion regarding possible representation on the Board from the voluntary sector, which is represented on the wider partnership. This will be discussed further at the Board’s development day in January 2021.
There was an update received from the quality and market management team at NCC regarding care homes and their current situation, and the assurance required from providers in terms of training, policies, safeguarding etc.
Thanks were given by Allan Breeton to all agencies represented on the Board for their ongoing work, especially given the difficulties faced during the pandemic.28 October 2020:14:17