MSAB business documents

Download or view the business documents of the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board.

MSAB Vision and strategic priorities

The MSAB Vision: Ensuring every citizen in Manchester is able to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Everyone who lives and works in the City has a role to play.

Our overarching strategic priority is: to be assured that safeguarding is effective across Manchester.

MSAB Objectives:

  • to provide effective leadership, governance and partnership working to safeguard people
  • to listen to, support and empower people
  • to promote and raise awareness of safeguarding
  • to be assured that vulnerable people are being safeguarded
  • to implement and monitor changes to ensure abuse or neglect does not happen again to others.

Priorities for 2018/19:

  • our key priorities are:
    • engagement and involvement
    • complex safeguarding
    • transitions
    • neglect (adult & child)
  • we will support and challenge our partners against each priority
  • strong and effective governance and accountability are fundamental to assurance.

Our key functions:

  • learning & development (including reviews and investigations)
  • quality assurance & performance improvement
  • communication & engagement
  • standards, policy & practice.

Download the MSB Business Plan (published July 2018)

MSAB Guiding Principles

The work of the Board is underpinned by the following principles:

  • Empowerment – Personalisation and the presumption of person-led decisions and informed
  • Prevention – It is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality – Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  • Protection – Support and representation for those in greatest need.
  • Partnership – Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  • Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.

MSAB Strategy

The MSAB’s forward aims and objectives are set out in the  MSB 3 year strategy 2018-2021

MSAB Multi-agency Policy & Procedures

The MSAB Multi-agency Policy & Procedures were issued in November 2015.

Manchester Safeguarding Standard

In conjunction with the MSCB, the MSAB has published the Manchester Safeguarding Standard detailing its commitment to adults at risk and how it responds to safeguarding concerns.

The Manchester Safeguarding Standard is reviewed regularly.

MSAB Annual Report for 2018/19 – CURRENT

The MSAB is required publish an annual report on the effectiveness of safeguarding in the local area. Our annual report, published below, is in relation to the preceeding financial year 2018/19.

The report provides a rigorous and transparent assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services; including areas of weakness, the causes of those weaknesses and the action being taken to address them as well as other proposals for action.

Previously published MSAB Annual Reports

Details of the MSAB’s achievements can be found within each year’s Annual Report; reports are kept on our website for three years.

Published MSAB Board minutes

Copies of published MSAB Board minutes can be found on our minutes pages.

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