Last updated: 24 November 2021
Safeguarding is everyone's business, and it’s important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support.
Safeguarding is the process of making sure vulnerable children, young people and adults are protected from being abused, neglected and exploited.
The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB). The Act says that the SAB must:
- include the local authority, the NHS and the police, who should meet regularly to discuss and act upon local safeguarding issues
- develop shared plans for safeguarding, working with local people to decide how best to protect adults in vulnerable situations
- publish this safeguarding plan and report to the public annually on its progress, so that different organisations can make sure they’re working together in the best way
For more information about the Safeguarding Adults Board please contact Zahra Jones.
What to do if you are worried about a vulnerable adult
Please see our page on what to do if you are worried about a vulnerable adult.
Social and health care professionals can also refer to procedures for managing allegations related to adults working with adults with care and support needs (Microsoft Word).
Escalation / How to resolve professional disagreements
Visit the Strategic Partnership Boards page to find out how to take action using the appropriate channels when you believe that your professional opinions have not been acted on appropriately.
Statutory reviews: Published and referrals to One Panel
To see our statutory reviews and for more information on One Panel visit the main Strategic Partnership Board page.
Resources to improve practice
Visit our resources to improve practice page for more information and ways to develop the way you work..
The SAB's annual reports can be downloaded from our Strategic Partnership Boards page.