Welcome to the Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board website
This website has been designed to help local people to be better informed about adult safeguarding - what it is and what the safeguarding adults partnership board is doing to try and tackle issues of abuse whenever and wherever possible.
What is adult safeguarding?
Every day across the UK ‘adults at risk’ will experience some kind of abuse, ill treatment or neglect.
The process of helping those adults to keep themselves safe, or putting in place plans to help protect people who cannot protect themselves, is called 'safeguarding adults'.
Who is an adult at risk?
An adult at risk is a person who is:
- 18 years or over and
- who is or may be in need of community care or health care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness
- and who is or may be unable to take care of themselves or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation
What is the Board doing to tackle abuse?
The Board is responsible for driving developments on adult safeguarding across Bracknell Forest. The following organisations are currently members of the board:
- Bracknell Forest Council
- Thames Valley Police
- Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Berkshire Care Association
- Care Quality Commission
- Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust
- Healthwatch Bracknell Forest
- National Probation Service
- West London Mental Health Trust (who are responsible for Broadmoor Hospital)
Find out about the BFSAPB membership 2014.pdf
The Board produces a report every year about its work and set out its plan for the year ahead. Download the Bracknell Forest SAPB Annual Report 2015-2016.pdf
The Board has developed a protocol between ourselves, the Local Safeguarding Children's Board, the Children and Young People Partnership and the Health and Wellbeing Board. The protocol sets out how each Board will work together in developing their respective strategies and plans. Download the Bracknell Forest Joint Working Protocol.pdf
The Board links with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) to ensure that we are working together to safeguard all local residents who may be vulnerable to abuse regardless of age.
The safeguarding arrangements at Broadmoor Hospital are set out in a tripartite agreement between Bracknell Forest Council, the London Borough of Ealing (the provider of social work services in the hospital) and the West London Mental Health Trust (the registered provider for the hospital). Download the Tripartite Agreement.pdf.