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Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Adults Board

The duties of the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), is to protect adults at risk and raise awareness of safeguarding adults, throughout the borough.

The Care Act 2014 has for the first time given a formal statutory base for Safeguarding Adults Boards. This will enable SAB’s to deliver a more robust challenge to partner agencies and ensure a greater consistency in safeguarding in our borough.

The board does this by

  • ensuring that local safeguarding arrangements are in place as defined by the Care Act 2014
  • embedding good safeguarding practices, that puts people at the centre of its duties
  • working in partnership with other agencies to prevent abuse and neglect where possible
  • ensuring that services and individuals respond quickly and responsibly when abuse or neglect has occurred
  • continually improving safeguarding practices and enhancing the quality of life of adults in the local area
  • publishing an annual report
  • publishing a strategic plan

More information on Safeguarding adults is available on our site.

Meet the Board Members

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Adults Board is made up from the following members.

MemberRoleOrganisational body
Brian ParrottIndependent ChairBarking and Dagenham SAB
Elaine AllegrettiDirector of People and ResilienceLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Mark Gilbey-CrossActing Deputy Nurse DirectorBarking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
John CarrollDetective SuperintendentMetropolitan Police Service
Melody WilliamsIntegrated Care Director (Barking and Dagenham)North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT)
Gary EtheridgeDirector of Nursing, Patient Experience and Engagement & Safeguarding DirectorBarking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
(BHRUT)
 
Narinder DialBorough CommanderLondon Fire Brigade
Antony RoseHead of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Newham London Provision Nation Probation ServiceProbation Service
Councillor Maureen WorbyCabinet Member for Social Care and Health IntegrationLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Stephan LiebrechtOperational Director, Adult Care and SupportLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Liana KotzePrincipal Social Worker for Adult Social CareLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Chris BushCommissioning Director Adult’s and Children’s Care and SupportLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Committee Chairs

MemberRoleCommittee
 Mark Gilbey-CrossActing Deputy Nurse Director, Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning GroupSafeguarding Adults Review Committee
 Vikki RixHead of Performance and Intelligence, London Borough of Barking and DagenhamPerformance and Assurance Committee

 

Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)

The Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Adults Board will undertake a Safeguarding Adults Review when the circumstances set out in the Care Act guidance are met. The purpose of a review is to promote effective learning and make improvements to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again. This may be where a case can provide useful insights into the way organisations are working together to prevent and reduce abuse and neglect of adults.

Take a look at our Safeguarding Adult Review Process (PDF, 415KB)

Below are the Safeguarding Adult Reviews that have been undertaken by the Board. Please note that names in the reports have been changed or initials have been used to protect individuals’ identities. 

Safeguarding Adult Review 'Peter Smith'

Safeguarding Adult Review 'Mary'

Safeguarding Adult Review 'Lawrence Beasley'

Safeguarding Adult Review 'RC'

Safeguarding Adult Review 'Drina'

Annual Reports

The Safeguarding Adults Board produces and publishes an annual report every year.  Here you will be able to view all of our annual reports. 
Below are all of the Annual Report that have been published so far including this year’s report 2017 - 18:

Annual Reports

SAB Annual Report 2019-20 (PDF, 500KB)
SAB Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF, 547KB)
SAB Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF, 496KB)
SAB Annual Report 2016-17 (PDF, 1.2MB)
SAB Annual Report leaflet 2016-17 (PDF, 482KB)
SAB Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF, 1.2MB)
SAB Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF, 766KB)

Professional and provider information.

Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan

The Safeguarding Adults Board produces and publishes a strategic plan. Here is our Strategic Plan which includes the SAB’s priorities for 2021-22 with a view to 2022-23 and beyond. 

Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 1.3MB)

 

Safeguarding Adults Complex Cases Group

The Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Adults Complex Cases Group (SACCG) is sub-committee of the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB). It is a meeting where information is shared on cases presenting with the highest risk and or complexity.

The group is made up of representatives of the Local Authority, the Police, mental health services, housing services, safeguarding officers, officers from the fire service, and other professionals as and when required.

The SACCG considers new cases to support the identification of high risks that is or needs to be shared across agencies, cases are also brought to monitor and review those risks. Every case represents a safeguarding concern for an adult that requires multi agency communication and approach to addressing risk/s adequately.

The SACCG will consider cases in respect of adults aged 18 years and over, as well as transitional cases of people aged 17 years and over to ensure a well-managed, transitioning into adult services where care and support needs are likely under the Care Act 2014. This will be where existing mechanisms within agencies, for resolving or minimising risk, have not achieved this outcome.

To put a case forward please complete the referral form:

Safeguarding Adults Complex Cases Group Process and Terms of Reference (PDF, 163KB)
Safeguarding Adults Complex Cases Group Referral Form (DOCX, 56KB)

 

Domestic abuse training calendar

Refuge and Cranstoun have teamed up with Barking and Dagenham to offer a calendar of training opportunities throughout 2021 to improve responses to domestic abuse. All sessions are delivered by specialists and have been created to be delivered to a multi-agency delegate group.

This includes anyone who supports families and residents in Barking and Dagenham who experience domestic abuse from care workers and social workers, to faith leaders and housing officers and across the community, voluntary and business sectors too. If you provide services in Barking and Dagenham, then you are very much welcome.

There are a range of courses on offer:

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Training

Delivered by the MARAC Coordinator.

The MARAC is where the boroughs highest risk cases of domestic abuse are discussed by a multi-agency group to safety plan against risks of significant harm or homicide. Delivered by the MARAC Coordinator this one-hour session covers how MARAC works, what the referral criteria is, and how to refer. The MARAC Coordinator also coordinates regular Domestic Abuse Operational Forums where services present how they can support residents and each other. Contact MARACreferrals@lbbd.gov.uk for more information.

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Delivered by Refuge:

Domestic Abuse Awareness

A 3-hour session exploring what domestic abuse is, how to spot the signs and how to approach people that might need help. The course also covers what appropriate advice can be given and basic safety planning as well as where to get specialist help.

Community Champions Training

Session exploring what domestic abuse is, how to spot the signs and how to approach people that might need help. The course also covers what appropriate advice can be given and basic safety planning as well as where to get specialist help. Once trained as a champion, the champions role is:

  • to act as a contact person for colleagues – but not to take responsibility for and case manage domestic abuse cases
  • to take an active role in coordinating and delivering domestic abuse awareness training within their agency
  • to ensure that domestic abuse information is available and referral to support pathways is clear and accessible
  • to ensure information i.e., leaflets and posters are displayed in all areas

Tech Abuse Workshops

A 2-hour session setting out what Tech Abuse is, what physical and location trackers are and how to identify them, how to support a client that suspects tech abuse, top tips and Q&A. 

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Delivered by Cranstoun:

Domestic Abuse Awareness

A 3-hour session exploring what domestic abuse is, how to spot the signs and how to approach people that might need help. The course also covers what appropriate advice can be given and basic safety planning as well as where to get specialist help.

Working with Perpetrators

Often the focus is on supporting victims and perpetrators are not held to account. This 3-hour session is focussed on how to recognise perpetrators, respond appropriately whilst maintaining the victim (including children) safety as the priority.

Impact on Children

A 3-hour session understanding the impacts and effects domestic abuse has on young people. Understanding post separation abuse and conflict over child contact. The course also covers attachment styles and the DA tools such as the domestic abuse learning scale.

Supporting Survivors

A 3-hour session focused on how best to support people experiencing domestic abuse. This session sets out how to understand risk, including the SafeLives DASH RIC – Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment Risk Identification Checklist.

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Course nameDateContact for booking
Domestic Abuse Awareness21 April 2021, 2pm to 5pmnahima_begum@refuge.org.uk
MARAC Awareness21 April 2021, 10am to 11amMARACreferrals@lbbd.gov.uk
Domestic Abuse Awareness22 April 2021, 1pm to 4pmadminDVA@cranstoun.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Awareness18 May 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pmnahima_begum@refuge.org.uk
Working with Perpetrators20 May 2021, 1pm to 4pmadminDVA@cranstoun.org.uk
Tech Abuse Workshop25 May 2021, 9.30am to 11.30amsadaf_hussain@refuge.org.uk
MARAC Awareness9 June 2021, 10am to 11amMARACreferrals@lbbd.gov.uk
Impact on Children17 June 2021, 1pm to 4pmadminDVA@cranstoun.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Awareness25 June 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pmnahima_begum@refuge.org.uk
Working with Perpetrators8 July 2021, 1pm to 4pmadminDVA@cranstoun.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Awareness13 July 2021, 2 to 5pmnahima_begum@refuge.org.uk
Tech Abuse Workshop27 July 2021, 2pm to 4pmsadaf_hussain@refuge.org.uk
Supporting Survivors9 September 2021, 1pm to 4pmadminDVA@cranstoun.org.uk
Tech Abuse Workshop28 September 2021, 9.30am to 11.30amsadaf_hussain@refuge.org.uk
Tech Abuse Workshop23 November 2021, 2pm to 4pmsadaf_hussain@refuge.org.uk