Being independently minded

Keeping people safe

No-one wants the terrible events in Staffordshire and Winterbourne View to be repeated and scrutiny panels have an important role to make sure that social care services and the NHS are doing everything they can to keep people safe.

In December 2013, Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel took a close look at; analysis of complaints in social care services, NHS trusts and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group. They also discussed the Annual Report of the Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board. This was a far more comprehensive examination of how the Council and the NHS are safeguarding vulnerable people and the Panel plans to repeat the exercise in December 2014.

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