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SERIO to review the Torbay Vulnerability Forum, an innovative approach to multi-agency working

SERIO have been commissioned to carry out a review of the Torbay Vulnerability Forum.

The Forum was set up in January 2013 to minimise current or future risk to vulnerable adults within the Torbay Community.

The Torbay Vulnerability Forum is innovative in nature and it is expected that its success will be dependent on a number of statutory and non-statutory agencies in Torbay working collaboratively to exchange information on low level cases.

SERIO will be conducting the review by analysing monitoring data collected by Devon and Cornwall Police (who coordinate the Forum), for the purpose of administering the Torbay Vulnerability Forum, and interviews with project partners and stakeholders.

The review aims to understand the impact of the multiagency approach to supporting vulnerable adults in Torbay that fall below the Safeguarding Adults threshold by exploring the effectiveness of the Forum in preventing low level cases getting to crisis point. The research will also help inform the co-ordinating agency and partner agencies whether the Torbay Vulnerability Forum has been successful in achieving key outputs, outcomes and milestones.

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