Why are we consulting?

The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) works to make sure that all agencies are working together to help keep Kent and Medway's adults safe from harm and to protect the rights of citizens under the Mental Capacity Act. The enactment and implementation of the Care Act 2014, placed Safeguarding Adults Boards on a statutory basis from April 2015.

In line with the Care Act 2014, the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (KMSAB) is required to publish a Strategic Plan each financial year. Before we approve this plan, we want to hear your views.


What work have we done so far?

A small working group was convened to develop the three year draft Strategic Plan. Members of the group included representatives from:

  • Kent County Council
  • Medway Council
  • Health Provider
  • Health Commissioner
  • Police

A pre-engagement consultation process took place in July/August 2015. The draft Strategic Plan was circulated to members of the KMSAB and all Working Groups which sit underneath the Board. Comments received were analysed and reflected in the draft document.


Have your say

Below you will find a copy of the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board Draft Strategic Plan.  To give us your views on this plan, please complete the online questionnaire. You can also respond by filling in the Word version of the questionnaire and posting it to: Elaine Ayriss, Adult Safeguarding Unit, Kent County Council, 4th floor, Invicta House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XX. Or you can email it to: elaine.ayriss@kent.gov.uk


Alternative Formats

For alternative formats of the document or questionnaire, please contact: alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk / Tel 03000 421553 (voice) and for Text Relay, please use 18001 03000 421553.


What happens after the consultation closes?

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 presented to the KMSAB on 10 December 2015 and will be published online. An outcome report will be published on our website.


Our Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this consultation, please contact Katherine.stephens@kent.gov.uk

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    14 Sep 2015 at 09:00
  • Closed
    30 Oct 2015 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    30 Jan 2016


Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council, District or Borough council, Parish Council, NHS, including Kent Ambulance, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue, Volunteer or charity organisation, Community group
Consulting Organisation Name Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board
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, Accessibility, equalities and diversity, Adult social care, Children and families, Community safety, crime and anti-social behaviour, Healthcare and public health, Housing, Young people, youth
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding this consultation, please contact:

 Katherine Stephens, Adult Safeguarding Unit, Kent County Council, 4th floor, Invicta House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 1XX. You can also email: Katherine.stephens@kent.gov.uk