The Board has four subgroups:
The Executive Subgroup is made up of the statutory partners of the Board and its function is to direct and steer the work of the Board in order to ensure that it meets statutory requirements.
Safeguarding Adults Review Panel
The Panel considers all requests for cases that may fulfil the criteria for a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) and then, with the agreement of the Board, will commission and monitor the work of any SARs undertaken on its behalf. The Board has a responsibility to ensure that learning from SARs is embedded so that practice is improved. The SAR Panel produces an Annual Report.
Quality and Performance Subgroup
This subgroup has delegated responsibility for formulating the performance management information presented to the Board and quality issues linked to practice development from audits and learning from reviews.
Communication and Engagement Subgroup
This subgroup functions as a task and finish group, focusing on specific pieces of work to raise awareness, improve communication and engagement.
Through two further subgroups, the Training Subgroup and the Berkshire Policy and Procedures Subgroup, Slough SAB joins with neighbouring Boards in Berkshire so that work is coordinated over a wider area:
This is an East Berkshire wide subgroup and is made up of training and safeguarding leads from Slough Borough Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Bracknell Forest District Council. The subgroup has delegated responsibility for safeguarding awareness raising and all aspects of multi-agency training. The subgroup promotes preventative approaches while ensuring staff respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.
Berkshire Policy and Procedures Subgroup
The purpose of this Berkshire wide subgroup is to maintain the Berkshire Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures which are reviewed on a regular basis (twice yearly). The Procedures ensure that safeguarding adults activity in Berkshire is robustly and effectively co-ordinated between and within each agency. There is a separate website for the Berkshire Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.