Issue - decisions
Revised Safeguarding Policy
The Cabinet were presented with an updated version of the Council's Safeguarding Policy.
The Director (Communities) directed Member’s attention to pages 21-22 of the report which outlined the changes that were proposed to the Safeguarding Policy; Members points that had been made previously had been taken into consideration and included within the policy. Members were advised that KCC were the lead authority on safeguarding, but Gravesham Borough Council held certain delegated responsibilities for safeguarding as well. Many Council staff and external partners such as the bailiff service visited homes during the course of their work and all had received some degree of safeguarding training as it was essential that staff could spot signs of abuse or neglect, follow internal procedures and report it to the correct officer.
The Chair outlined the importance of the policy and its ability to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries in the Borough.
Resolved that Cabinet agreed the revised Safeguarding Policy.