Health and Social Care
Have your say on shaping the future of Adult Safeguarding
In order for the Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) to comply with the Law, a 3 year Strategic Plan for Safeguarding Adults in Worcestershire is being put in place. This is in line with the Care Act (2014), a new piece of legislation that came into force on 1 April 2015.
It is required that the WSAB consults with you to understand your thoughts and opinions regarding Safeguarding in Worcestershire. Your comments will directly influence the WSAB's Strategic Plan to help ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved for those that are vulnerable in Worcestershire.
The Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Strategic Plan 2015-2018 is now being consulted on and will be approved by the WSAB in June 2015. The Strategic Plan will set out how the WSAB will seek to prevent abuse and neglect and how it will help and protect people with care and support needs at risk of abuse and neglect.
We would be very grateful if you could read through the Draft Strategic document and then answer the questions in our survey. By completing this survey, you agree to your responses being collated, processed and analysed by Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board. The information that you provide will only be used as part of the Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Strategic Plan 2015-2018. None of your individual responses or contact details will be shared with any third party.
This survey will close at 5pm on Friday 29 May 2015.
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care is a national campaign aimed at ensuring that people, either in care or being cared for by loved ones at home, are treated as individuals, are given a choice and have control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. You can find out more about the campaign and what's happening locally by visiting the Dignity in Care website.
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act is designed to protect people who can't make decisions for themselves or lack the mental capacity to do so. This could be due to a mental health condition, a severe learning disability, a brain injury, a stroke or unconsciousness due to a sudden accident. You can find out more about the Mental Capacity Act on Legislation.gov.uk.