This consultation is now closed.


Purpose of consultation

Local Authorities are required by law to have a Safeguarding Adults Board. The Board is not involved in operational practice. The purpose of the Board is to:

  • help protect the people of Kent and Medway’s right to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
  • provide strategic oversight of safeguarding activity in Kent and Medway
  • fulfil the statutory requirements outlined in the Care Act 2014 and related guidance.

Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) achieves this by bringing together partner agencies that have a responsibility for safeguarding, such as police, local authorities and health.

In line with the Care Act 2014, the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) is required to publish a Strategic Plan.


Pre-consultation work

Key members of the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board met with the Independent Chair, Deborah Stuart-Angus, to agree the Board’s Vision, Mission and Priorities for the next three years. The group included senior representatives from the following agencies:

  • Kent County Council
  • Medway Council
  • Advocacy Provider
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)

Following this meeting a small working group was convened to develop the three year draft plan.

The draft Strategic Plan was circulated to members of the KMSAB and Working Groups which sit underneath the Board.  Comments received were analysed and reflected in the draft document.


How you can get involved

Members of the public are invited to comment on the draft Strategic Plan.   Please complete our online questionnaire by clicking the link below.  

Please ensure your response reaches us by midnight Monday 1st April 2019.


After the consultation

All comments received from the public consultation exercise will be analysed and will inform the final document.    The final version of the Strategic Plan will be shared with the KMSAB and will be published online.  


Alternative Formats: If you need this questionnaire or any of the consultation documents or information in an alternative format, for example printed and posted out, please email or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    18 Feb 2019 at 09:00
  • Closed
    1 Apr 2019 at 23:59


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
  • District or Borough council
  • NHS, including Kent Ambulance
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Medway
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shepway
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Adult social care
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the draft Strategic Plan, please contact the KMSAB Co-ordinator