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Keeping adults safe

Keeping adults safe

18 January 2017
Photo of an elderly lady and her carer

The West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board covers Wokingham Borough, Reading, and West Berkshire. It meets four times a year and discusses how agencies should work together to keep adults at risk of abuse or neglect safe in the local area.

Safeguarding means looking out for, and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable, or may be at risk of harm. Suspected abuse or neglect are treated very seriously and all partner agencies work closely together to make sure they are fully investigated and that vulnerable adults are protected from harm.

The Board is a statutory and includes representatives from local organisations and services such the local authorities, health, police, probation, fire and rescue, ambulance and HealthWatch.

The voluntary sector in Wokingham Borough is represented by Involve Wokingham Borough.

This year the Board's priorities include sharing learning from serious incidents, improving the way feedback from people using services is collected and used, and providing better information to people.

The Board's website has information to help if you're worried someone you know is being abused or neglected. There is also information if you're an adult at risk because of your age, an illness or disability, and someone is hurting you, frightening you, stealing from you or neglecting you.

A quarterly briefing note summarises topics discussed at Board meetings.

Wokingham Adult Safeguarding Partnership Forum


Wokingham Adult Safeguarding Partnership Forum provides useful information and opportunities for providers and people using services to give their view on different topics.

The forum meets quarterly to raise awareness of adult safeguarding with the aim of listening to people and promoting best practice.

If you would like to know more about the forum please contact Johan Baker, Adult Safeguarding Prevention Advisor and Forum Co-ordinator, on (0118) 974 6976 or email: johan.baker@wokingham.gov.uk


For more information please visit the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board website.