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General Information

The TSAB last met on 3 March 2017. Previous minutes from 20 December 2016 were approved:

Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees presented three Enter and View Reports, which included updates on the recommendations that were made. 


Cleveland Police provided an update on the Children and Vulnerable People in Custody project. MIND are now providing the necessary arrangements for an ‘Appropriate Adult’ 7 days a week 8am until 10pm, and it is hoped a 24-7 service will be delivered in due course.


A peer audit of Local Authority front of house (adult services) has now been agreed. The report on the findings is expected in April 2017.  


An adult representative has now attended the Vulnerable, Exploited, Missing & Trafficked (VEMT) strategic meeting for the first time, and arrangements are being made to find the most effective and efficient way for adult services to be involved in this structure moving forward.


Cleveland Police delivered a presentation on the Empowering Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood Management System (ECINS) which is a cloud based multi-agency case management system. It is a secure way of sharing information across agencies and is being used by some of the Board’s partner agencies. The Board endorsed wider use of the system in relation to adult safeguarding work.


An update was provided on the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme. The Department of Health are publishing the ‘Learning from Deaths’ guidance on 14 March and Bristol University are collating the learning outcomes, which will be fed back to the Board.


Cleveland Fire Brigade provided an update on the joint work with the North East Ambulance Service. Fire Officers have responded to over 3,000 calls which equates to 20% of the Fire Brigade’s emergency response calls. Evidence shows that this has been a positive trial and that lives have been saved as a result. A decision will be made at the end of March which will determine whether this work is to continue.


The Partner Assurance Report (Quality Assurance Framework) for Cleveland Police was shared.


The Board’s Q3 Performance Report was discussed: Reported Concerns and the number of Section 42 Enquiries have decreased from Q2 but Concerns are up overall from 12 months ago. Domestic Abuse reporting has already exceeded the 2016-17 total. In response to a BBC news story regarding the prevalence of safeguarding issues within Home Care, local data was collated and analysed by the Board.

Communication and Engagement

The Annual CE Report will be discussed at the Board’s Development Day  on 29 March 2017 and the Sub-Group have agreed plans to support promotion of the Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adults Conference on 4 May 2017. 



Learning, Training and Development

The Training Programme and budget has been confirmed for 2017-18 and the Training Needs Analysis reviewed.  The Virtual College e-learning contract has been extended for a further year. The Multi-Agency Training Strategy 2016-18 has been revised and published

The Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adults Conference is now open for delegates to express their interest in attending:

Performance, Audit and Quality

The Sub-Group continues to establish consistency in reporting. There have been further discussions on residential and nursing care availability, and how safeguarding activity is recorded. The Medication Errors Audit Report will be brought to the Board in April.  A review of the Quality Assurance Framework is being conducted before it is rolled out to non-statutory partners from April 2017.

Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR)

There have been no new SAR notifications in the last two months.  SAR 3 will soon reach its conclusion and the findings will be presented shortly to TSAB and Hartlepool LSCB members.

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