HSAB is supported in its work by a number of subgroups with each operating to terms of and reference and an agreed work plan which focuses on the delivery of HSAB strategic objectives and priorities. Short term task and finish groups may also be set up to focus on the implementation of specific objectives or projects. HSAB has the following subgroups:
The Business Subgroup sets the agenda of Board meetings and monitors the implementation of the Board’s work programme ensuring this reflect HSAB business plan objectives and priorities.
Quality Assurance Subgroup
The Quality Assurance Subgroup has the remit of implementing the HSAB Quality Assurance Framework in order to provide a strategic overview of the quality of safeguarding work across the HSAB area using a range of tools.
Learning and Review Subgroup
The Learning and Review Subgroup has the remit of commissioning safeguarding adult reviews and other multi agency learning review activities in cases where there have been poor outcomes for service users to ensure that lessons are learned to improve partnership working.
Workforce Development Subgroup
The Workforce Subgroup has the remit of developing and implementing a framework to ensure that safeguarding adults learning and development activities equip organisations and their staff to meet the standards outlined in the local multi agency safeguarding policy and procedures.
The Health Subgroup has been established to enable health representatives from the Wessex Area Team, the CCGs and all NHS Provider Health Trusts, Primary Care, Independent Hospitals and agencies, who would otherwise sit on the HSAB, to meet together in order to fulfil their responsibilities to safeguard adults.
To promote awareness of safeguarding adults and to involve all key stakeholders in developing a strategy to promote the awareness of and prevention of abuse or neglect of adults at risk.
The overarching purpose of the Housing Subgroup is to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults and to gain assurance that safeguarding arrangements are effective across the housing sector.