Decision details

Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - MBC Safeguarding Policy for Children and Vulnerable Adults

Decision Maker: Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Members on the action taken to refresh the safeguarding policy and details how training will be delivered.


1)  That the safeguarding policy to be used by the Council be adopted and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing and Community Services to make any necessary operational amendments in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee;

2)  That the formation of the MBC Safeguarding Forum be approved which will oversee the implementation of the policy and be responsible for reviewing it on an annual basis to ensure that changes in legislation or working practices are included;

3)  That the Head of Housing and Community Services reports back to a future meeting on the training that should be undertaken by Councillors and takes this opportunity to refresh the training assessment for officers and report back on the appointment of Designated Officers within relevant teams; and

4)  That the Committee appoints Member Safeguarding Champions in principle.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Matt Roberts Email: Email:

Report author: Matt Roberts

Publication date: 20/10/2016

Date of decision: 18/10/2016

Decided: 18/10/2016 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Effective from: 28/10/2016

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