News & Events Yearly Archives: 2013

New Information Sharing protocol

Information sharing protocol The information sharing protocol is intended to help organisations and staff share information appropriately and safely, in safeguarding situations, in ways that are compliant with statutory responsibilities and the requirements of the law. The expectation is that… Read More »

Safeguarding adults workshops for people providing domiciliary/personal care or care in a residential or nursing setting

Following the implementation of “Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedure for the West Midlands” and Birmingham’s Local Practice Guidance in April 2013 we have been working with providers to develop workshops to support the implementation of the procedures in Birmingham…. Read More »

BSAB launches its new adult safeguarding campaign, ‘It’s not friendship, it’s abuse.’

An award winning campaign designed to protect Birmingham’s most vulnerable adults from abuse is being relaunched next week. The Eyes and Ears adult safeguarding campaign urges people to report their concerns if they fear a vulnerable adult is being abused…. Read More »

BSAB safeguarding evaluation survey launched on 17th September 2013 to 8th October 2013

The Birmingham Safeguarding Adult Board (BSAB) recently reviewed and updated the content of its website and also formally implemented the Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands together with Birmingham’s Local Practice Guidance. For ease of access… Read More »

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board publishes the Executive summary of the A2 Serious Case Review

The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) has today published the Executive Summary of a Serious Case Review undertaken in 2012. The review was held following the admission to hospital of an elderly man (referred to as A2 throughout the Executive… Read More »

Birmingham implements the ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’ on April 23rd 2013

I am delighted to announce that the Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) has now formally adopted the ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’ together with ‘Birmingham’s Local Practice Guidance’. You can find these on this website… Read More »

New Eyes and Ears Campaign 2013

A relaunch of the award winning Eyes & Ears Campaign designed to protect Birmingham’s most vulnerable adults from abuse was launched on 30th September 2013. The Eyes and Ears adult safeguarding campaign urges people to report their concerns if they… Read More »

Arrangements for authorising Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Local authorities have taken on the Supervisory Body (SB) function for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) in hospitals from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) from the 1st of April 2013. As a result, local authorities will be the only Supervisory Bodies… Read More »

MCA/SCR Forum – Lessons Learnt from the A2 Serious Case Review

5th June 2013 The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) recently held a multi-agency forum focussing on the learning from 2 adult Serious Case Reviews carried out in Birmingham. The event included speakers addressing issues arising out of the reviews and… Read More »

WEAAD – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This event is celebrated yearly on the 15th June. This year Adults & Communities Directorate will be engaging in public awareness sessions within Woodcock Street Details of the program of events will follow soon http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/weaad.aspx

Bulletin Four – latest update on Safeguarding Adults Procedure and Policy change on 23 April 2013

The ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’ and Birmingham’s new ‘Local practice Guidance’ will be implemented on the 23 April. By now you have hopefully seen our briefing pack (Bulletin 3) and some of you will… Read More »

Chamberlain awards 2012

In November 2012 the Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) Communications Sub-group was shortlisted for a 2012 Chamberlain Awards in the ‘Partnerships for Birmingham’ category and was successful in winning. The award winning ‘Eyes and Ears’ Campaign ran successfully in the… Read More »

Bulletin Three – Safeguarding Adults Procedure and Policy change on 23 April 2013

This is the third in a series of safeguarding adults’ bulletins to prepare you for the change over on Tuesday 23 April to the ‘Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands’ and Birmingham’s Local Practice Guidance. Please find your… Read More »

Bulletin Two – Safeguarding Adults Procedure and Policy change

With the introduction of the new Safeguarding Adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands being implemented in April 2013, these bulletins are designed to ensure you are fully informed about what is happening in order to prepare you… Read More »