Safeguarding adults and reducing the risk of harm to individuals in our communities requires effective co-ordination. 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. The Care Act 2014 Guidance provides further detail on how this should be achieved.
The objective of a SAB is to help and protect adults who have needs for care and support, who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse or neglect, and as a result of their needs are unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect. This is whether or not the adult is having their needs met or they meet the local authority’s eligibility criteria for care and support services.
The Board is chaired by Andrew Mason, Independent Chair and is comprised of the following partners: