Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

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

The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) in their area, giving these boards a clear basis in law for the first time.

Safeguarding is the process of making sure vulnerable children, young people and adults are protected from being abused, neglected and exploited.

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 Suzanne Elwick, Head of Strategic Partnerships, 07971 322494

 

Visit the main 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.

To view our most recent statutory reviews and for more information on One Panel visit the main Strategic Partnership Board page.

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Annual reports Click to get info

Visit the main 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.

If you require access to previous annual reports you can make a request by emailing louise.griffiths.gov.uk.

Key topics for SAB Click to get info

  • Adult Thresholds and ways of working
  • Mental capacity