Safeguarding is everyone's business, and it’s important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support.

The Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements provides an overview of the safeguarding partnership arrangements in Waltham Forest, in line with statutory requirements for safeguarding children and adults.

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

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..

Annual reports

The SAB's annual reports can be downloaded from our Strategic Partnership Boards page.