HSAB Safeguarding Adults Business Plan (2021-2024)



HSAB Safeguarding Adults Business Plan – Easy Read Version

An easy-read version of the following plan has been developed and can be viewed using the link below:

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About the HSAB

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board is a statutory multi-agency partnership, established by the   Care Act 2014.   Its main objective is to assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements and partners act to help and protect adults in its area. It does this by:

  • Providing strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across the Hampshire local authority area.
  • Agreeing objectives, set priorities and co-ordinate the strategic development of adult safeguarding.
  • Coordinating how agencies will work together to promote the safety and wellbeing of adults at risk and/or in vulnerable situations.
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect.
  • Working to generate community interest and engagement in safeguarding.
  • Ensuring local systems to protect people at risk are proportionate and responsive.
  • Commissioning Safeguarding Adult Reviews in cases where there have been poor outcomes to ensure lessons are learned.

More information about the HSAB can be found on  the HSAB website.  Information about the statutory role of the Board is available in the Care and Support Statutory Guidance


HSAB Vision and Guiding Principles

Our work will reflect the six key principles of safeguarding adults set out in the Care Act 2014.

Our shared vision is that adults in Hampshire are empowered to live safe, healthy and independent lives, free from harm and abuse, with the rights and freedoms of citizenship.

This will be enabled by professionals who accept shared responsibility for safeguarding and work as one to continuously learn and improve, delivering the best possible outcomes for Hampshire’s adult population.


HSAB Business Plan – our shared commitment

This Business Plan represents our shared commitment to delivering the HSAB Vision.  It comprises two parts:


  1.    Longer-term strategic priorities covering the period 2021-2024 and
  2.    Shorter-term objectives which support the main priorities to be delivered during 2021-22.

Whilst the strategic priorities will remain constant, the objectives will be kept under review with new activities identified and incorporated.  This is intended to provide both a clear focus for collaborative effort and flexibility to respond to emerging needs as well as feedback from service users, their families and carers.

Detailed implementation planning will help to refine and schedule specific actions, particularly in recognition of remaining timeframes for 2021-22.

The priorities and objectives support the Board’s statutory functions as set out in the Care Act 2014 and associated Statutory Guidance.  They have been informed by local and national learning reviews, existing scrutiny and quality assurance activities and feedback from stakeholders and Hampshire residents.

In particular, an open survey was carried out between the 12th and 26th April 2021 to understand the most important factors for local people in relation to adult safeguarding.  The survey received 359 responses and the findings have informed the content of this document.


HSAB Strategic Priorities (2021-24)

These principles will be underpinned by an outcomes-led, person-led approach to safeguarding, in line with Making Safeguarding Personal.


Objectives (2021-22)



We will work to prevent abuse and neglect and improve awareness of adults at risk within and across Hampshire’s communities and partner agencies.



We will draw on evidence to improve how we work and learn from people’s experience, supporting better outcomes for others.



We will work to protect adults from abuse and neglect, ensuring that the rights of people with care and support needs are also protected.


Delivering the Business Plan

Delivery of the Business Plan is a common endeavour, shared across all Board partners working together through a series of sub-groups and task and finish groups, as required.

This document will be supported by a detailed implementation plan, informed by each of the sub-groups. This will detail how each sub-group and Board agency will contribute to delivery of agreed priorities and objectives – and detail the timescales for delivery based on agreed resources.



The HSAB will continue to work closely with the three Adult Safeguarding Boards covering the local authority areas of Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.  This will be supporting through five, established sub-groups.



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