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What is the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Adults Board (TWSAB)

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.

TWSAB Meetings

The Board is chaired by Andrew Mason, Independent Chair and is comprised of the following partners:

  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • West Mercia Police
  • Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
  • Care Quality Commission
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Shropshire Partners in Care
  • West Mercia National Probation Service
  • Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Healthwatch
  • Telford College of Arts and Technology
  • Wrekin Housing Trust
  • Telford & Wrekin Council for Voluntary Services
 The Board meets bi-monthly and the minutes are published on the website once agreed at the following meeting:

Key Documents