Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Breckland Council Safeguarding Policy for
children and adults
That the Safeguarding Policy be approved and adopted.
That delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for Strategy and Governance in consultation with the Executive Member for Place to make minor amendments to the policy.
Reasons for the decision:
Under section 11 of the Children Act we have a duty to ensure our functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Care Act 2014 requires the Council to work with other agencies to prevent and stop the risk and experience of abuse or neglect, and ensure that adult’s wellbeing is promoted.
A policy is an essential part of meeting this, and the Council would be criticised by the Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards for failing to adopt and follow such a policy.
It was therefore recommended that the policy be considered and approved by Cabinet.
Alternative options considered:
1. Consider the report and attached policy and agree the recommendations.
2. Do nothing
Report author: Donna Hall
Publication date: 28/11/2018
Date of decision: 27/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/12/2018