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Strategic Plan 2022 - 2024

This Strategic Plan for Bury Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) covers the period 2022-2024. This is the first Strategic Plan specifically for the Bury Safeguarding Adult Board because previously a Strategic Plan has been produced jointly with the Children’s Partnership.

The BSAB aims to develop our safeguarding approaches to ensure that we achieve our priorities around prevention and early intervention, engagement, assurance and making safeguarding personal. The Bury Safeguarding Adults Board aims to achieve its statutory obligations by reviewing this strategic plan annually, publishing an annual report and conducting any Safeguarding Adults Reviews in accordance with section 44 of the Care Act (2014). The Strategic Plan outlines our aims for the next two years, detailing what we hope to achieve in order to safeguard adults at risk with care and support needs in Bury.


The work of Bury Safeguarding Adults Board is underpinned by the six safeguarding principles as defined in the Care Act (2014):

  • Empowerment – Residents will be supported and encouraged to make their own decisions through informed consent.
  • Prevention – In Bury we believe it is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality – To safeguard the residents of Bury we will take the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk.
  • Protection – We will support and ensure representation for those in greatest need in Bury.
  • Partnership – Solutions will come from agencies and residents working together across Bury, all having a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  • Accountability – The work of the Board will be transparent and accountable to the residents of Bury.


The Board’s vision is that we will all work together to enable people in Bury to live a life free from fear, harm and abuse. The Board has identified six priorities that will support the vision to become a reality.

Local safeguarding challenges

The SAB has received an increase in the number of Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) referrals in 2021/2022. The areas of concern which have been identified to date include; self-neglect, neglect and acts of omission in care, individuals who have experienced trauma as well as individuals who have multiple complex needs.

For more information please read the Strategy Plan below: