Information Sharing Agreement

The Warwickshire Safeguarding Information Sharing Agreement provides a framework to facilitate the appropriate sharing of information between the Warwickshire Safeguarding Partner Agencies in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults in Warwickshire and to protect them from harm.

The Information Sharing Agreement recognises that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (together, the “Data Protection Legislation”) are not barriers to justified information sharing but rather ensure that information sharing is necessary, proportionate, relevant, adequate, accurate, timely and secure.

The Information Sharing Agreement recognises that information sharing decisions should be recorded by the disclosing Partner Agency.

To download a copy of the Agreement click here.

Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)

Learning from Local and National Reviews

To keep improving with our Safeguarding methods we must attempt to learn from previous mistakes that have been made. A good way of doing this is by looking at lessons learned from local, regional and national Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) and how these may be applied locally, to avoid similar incidents occurring within our localities.

Below are some examples of National and Local reviews for your reference:


Hull Safeguarding Adults Board has collated Case Studies over a period of ten years from across the country and created this informative report. Click here to read.

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has put together a series of SARs/SCRs from across the country. Click here to read them.


This is a Serious Case Report regarding the murder of a young lady called Gemma Hayter in 2010. Click here to read the report summary and here to read the action plan made after the SCR was completed.

 

 


Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) provide a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious safeguarding adults cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured and abuse or neglect has been suspected.

The SAR process provides an opportunity for extended learning beyond single organisations, to allow changes/improvements to be made in policy, practice and procedures, where identified.

The SAR protocol and guidance has been developed to help provide further clarity and definition of the roles, responsibilities and processes for undertaking a SAR; and improve awareness, understanding and confidence in the use of the review process, as a means of extended learning.

For a word-version of the SAR referral form please contact the Warwickshire Safeguarding Business Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Download: WSAB SARs Protocol and Guidance v3.0

 

Annual Reports

These Annual Reports relate to the former WSAB which is now operating under the new name of Warwickshire Safeguarding as from 29 September 2019.

WSAB Annual Report 2018-2019
WSAB Annual Report 2017-2018
WSAB Annual Report 2016-2017
WSAB Annual Report 2015-2016

 

The Strategic Plan

Warwickshire Safeguarding has introduced a new model for safeguarding which allows it to develop a family focused approach to working across the wider policy and partnership landscape. The model develops new ways of working and identifies opportunities that reduce duplication and improve practice and outcomes for children, young people and adults across the safeguarding pathway. Warwickshire Safeguarding new arrangements have been built on the strengths of the previous arrangements under Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) and Warwickshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (WSCB) to support and enable local agencies to work together in a system where:

  • Excellent practice is the norm
  • Partners work collaboratively to achieve the same end goals
  • Partner agencies hold one another to account effectively
  • There is early identification of 'new' safeguarding issues
  • Learning is promoted and embedded
  • Information is shared effectively
  • The public can feel confident that children and adults are protected from harm

The production of a Strategic Plan is a statutory requirement. The Strategic Plan sets out our shared vision and actions that will help keep children, young people and adults at risk safe and protected from abuse and neglect. The Strategic Plan provides an overview of local safeguarding arrangements under the overarching umbrella of Warwickshire Safeguarding and sets out its strategic priority areas of focus for 2019-2021.

To download the WS Strategic Plan 2019-2021 click HERE.

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Saltisford Buildings
Ansell Way
Saltisford, Warwick
CV34 4UL

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Adults: WSAB@warwickshire.gov.uk
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