Board Structure & Subgroups
Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) is a multi-agency partnership which comprises of the Independent Chair, Strategic Leads and Subgroup Chairs. It is supported by a Business Manager and a Learning and Development Officer.
The Board includes the following sub-groups:
- Performance Information Quality Assurance (PIQA)
- Policy & Procedures
- Safeguarding Adult Review Group (SAR)
- Training Sub-group (TSG)
- Engagement subgroup
- Vulnerable Adults Mortality Panel (VAM)
Performance, Audit and Quality Assurance (PIQA)
To review safeguarding data and intelligence to test the effectiveness of services including early help and complete multi-agency and single agency audits and the annual self-assessment by all agencies.
Policy and Procedures
To ensure all practitioners and managers across the adult workforce have up-to-date guidance and procedures on all key safeguarding issues via the OSAB website.
Safeguarding Adult Review Group (SAR)
The role of the SAR group is to ensure the responsibilities of the Board are carried out in respect of Safeguarding Adult Review and other forms of learning reviews activities.
Training Sub-group (TSG)
To commission, monitor and oversee the delivery of training and to provide an annual conference and learning summaries and events from key themes that are identified locally and nationally on behalf of Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) and the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)/
To increase public awareness of safeguarding work that is happening in Oxfordshire, and to gain the views of the wider public and people who may have support from local charities, agencies, non-statutory organisations and services about whether the work undertaken makes a difference to them.
Vulnerable Adults Mortality Panel (VAM)
To oversee the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme within Oxfordshire. LeDeR is the review process that looks at all deaths of people with a learning disability, regardless of the cause, to ensure that the person received a standard of care we would expect anyone else to receive. Reviews of deaths are carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality of care for people with learning disabilities. It is the first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities.