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Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB)

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The Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) brings together individuals and representatives from various agencies to work in partnership and develop best practice to keep vulnerable adults safe.

The dignity challenge

All health and care providers in Herefordshire should be aware of the national Dignity Challenge and be working to ensure their services reflect the 10 principles. In Herefordshire, we want to make sure that the public are also aware of the challenge so that they understand what a high quality service looks and feels like. High quality services respect people’s dignity and provide safe environments for care.

We are asking all health and care providers to display our Dignity Challenge poster in a public area and ensure everyone in receipt of their services has access to our Dignity Challenge leaflets. If you are in receipt of a health or care service and do not feel it meets all the elements of the Dignity Challenge you should raise it with the provider if you feel able to. They should have told you who you can talk to. If you feel they are not listening you should contact Healthwatch in Herefordshire on 01432 364 481. More information is available in the leaflet.

How HSAB works

HSAB has adopted the regional policy document: Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands. This document sets out the policy and procedures which apply to all individuals and agencies working with adults in Herefordshire.

You can find out more about Safeguarding Adults Boards and their role in keeping adults safe in the Roles and Responsibilities section of the policy document (4.8.1).

The Chair of the HSAB provides an overview of the separate and joint work in all these agencies.

The current Chair is Helen Coombes and you can contact her at:

What is HSAB's adult safeguarding training strategy?