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Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) have been set up in every Local Authority. SABs are a multi-agency partnership that lead on adult safeguarding across its locality, and oversee and co-ordinate the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of its members and partner agencies. The West Sussex SAB is led by Independent Chair, Annie Callanan.

The overarching purpose of a SAB is to help and safeguard adults with care and support needs. It does this by:

  • assuring itself that local safeguarding arrangements are in place as defined by the Care Act 2014 and statutory guidance
  • assuring itself that safeguarding practice is person-centred and outcome-focused
  • working collaboratively to prevent abuse and neglect where possible
  • ensuring agencies and individuals give timely and proportionate responses when abuse or neglect have occurred
  • assuring itself that safeguarding practice is continuously improving and enhancing the quality of life of adults in its area

Every SAB has three core duties that it must do in order to fulfill its statutory requirements. Click on the core duties below to find out more about each one.

Last updated: 01 January 0001