Quality Assurance Framework
HSAB has developed a robust quality assurance framework to enable it to fulfil its remit of ensuring local safeguarding arrangements are effective and deliver the outcomes that people want. It is also the mechanism by which HSAB holds local agencies to account for their safeguarding work, including prevention and risk management.
Organisational Safeguarding Audit Tool
The Organisational Safeguarding Audit Tool is designed for use by HSAB partners organisations to check whether or not their internal safeguarding arrangements are robust. Local services can audit their performance against a set of nationally agreed safeguarding standards and identify any aspects of their safeguarding arrangements in need of further development.
Organisational Safeguarding Self Audit Action Plan
This template can be used by organisations to prioritise and address any areas for further development highlighted in their self audit.
HSAB Integrated Safeguarding Scorecard
The Integrated Safeguarding Scorecard gives an overview of the safeguarding work undertaken by local organisations in a number of key areas. This information is collated to provide the HSAB with an overview of safeguarding activity across its area in order to build up a realistic picture of the risk/harm experienced by local people with needs of care and support. The information gained is used by HSAB to focus on the key policy and practice improvements needed to deliver improved outcomes for service users.
Peer Challenge and Reviews
The peer challenge for adults safeguarding is a constructive and supportive process with the central aims of helping local safeguarding adults boards to assess its current achievements identifying those areas where it could improve. It is not an inspection nor does it award any form of rating judgment or score. It is delivered from the position of a ‘critical friend’ to promote sector-led improvement.
Learning and Review Framework
The Hampshire Safeguarding Adult Board believes that when service users experience poor outcomes it is important that all services reflect on the quality of their services both internally and collaboratively, so that they are able to learn from their practice and that of others in order to improve local safeguarding practice. This Framework is designed to support these processes.
Safeguarding Adult Review Policy and Toolkit
Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has produced guidance on conducting Safeguarding Adults Reviews . These are statutory reviews carried out when the Board knows or suspects that an adult with care and support needs, living in the Hampshire area, has died or has been significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect. This guidance is designed to assist people when deciding whether to refer a case for consideration.