What we do
The MSAB can be an important source of advice and assistance, for example in helping others improve their safeguarding mechanisms. It is important that the MSAB has effective links with other key partnerships in the locality and share relevant information and work plans. Partners should consciously cooperate to reduce any duplication and maximise any efficiency, particularly as objectives and membership may overlap.
Merton Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) has three core duties. We must:
- Publish a strategic plan for each financial year that sets how we will meet our main objectives and what the members will do to achieve this. The plan must be developed with local community involvement, and the SAB must consult the local Healthwatch organisation. The plan should be evidence based and make use of all available evidence and intelligence from partners to form and develop its plan.
- Publish an annual report detailing what the SAB has done during the year to achieve its main objective and implement its strategic plan, and what each member has done to implement the strategy as well as detailing the findings of any safeguarding adult’s reviews and subsequent action.
- Conduct any Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR’s) in accordance with Section 44 of the Care Act.