Residents are being asked for their views on the new Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) Strategic Plan 2022-2025 which goes out to public consultation today (Tuesday).
The KMSAB is a statutory, independently led multi-agency partnership which exists to make sure that all member agencies are working together to help keep Kent and Medway’s adults safe from harm and protect their rights.
The aim of the new Plan is to protect and prevent Adults with care and support needs from the risk of abuse, or neglect and support and promote their wellbeing, with all partners working together effectively, ensuring that the safeguarding system is always improving through shared learning.
The plan focuses on three main priorities:
- Promoting person centred safeguarding (putting Adults at the centre of our work)
- Strengthening system assurance (ensuring that organisations are working well together to support Adults)
- Embedding improvement and shaping future practice (helping the organisations we work with to keep getting better)
And includes a detailed action plan outlining how these priorities will be met over the next three years.
Andy Rabey, KMSAB Independent Chair said: “Vulnerable Adults often face significant risk from issues such as abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
“Our new KMSAB Strategic Plan aims to provide direction and continuity to our annual work plan to raise awareness and tackle these issues head on in Kent and Medway.
“Safeguarding is something that could touch any of our lives at any time and so I encourage everyone to read the KMSAB Strategic Plan and have their say on this critical issue.”
The consultation is running for 8 weeks and closes on 20 June 2022. To have your say, visit www.kent.gov.uk/safeguardingadultsplan (easy read version available).
Or to request a hard copy or alternative format of the consultation document, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number 18001 03000 42 15 53).
This phone number goes to an answer machine, which is monitored during office hours.