Scrutiny and Governance Committee
The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) actively seeks assurance at strategic and operational levels across all types of service provision within the city. This includes services where providers are commissioned and offer care and support for vulnerable citizens.
Seeking assurance is paramount for the BSAB to gather knowledge and gain assurances. In Birmingham we have a structure and reporting mechanism to facilitate a timely view of how partners in the city are working together.
The Executive Board receives Assurance Summaries from the Scrutiny and Governance Committee and meets eight times a year. With a membership of over 25 organisations the Scrutiny and Governance Committee hears from a range of providers and commissioners about their safeguarding frameworks. It covers strengths, weaknesses and risks, identifies any learning and development needs for partners and how well the services are meeting the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP), Risk Enablement and Care Act expectations.
Each year, each partner organisation is asked to share with us a statement of their work, good practice, the citizen’s voice and any concerns or themes they have around adult safeguarding.