Within each local authority, it is required for there to be a Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) as detailed in the Care Act 2014.

Southampton SAB is group of services that come together to co-ordinate work to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults in Southampton city. The main objective of the SAB is to assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements and partners act to help and protect adults at risk of harm in Southampton. It also aims to ensure that safeguarding activities are of a high quality and in line with the Care Act 2014. Southampton’s Safeguarding Adults Board is a partnership of organisations including, Southampton City Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group aswell as different agencies that work with adults with care and support needs.

It is important that SAB partners feel able to challenge each other and other organisations where it believes that their actions or inactions are increasing the risk of abuse or neglect. This will include commissioners, as well as providers of services.

The SAB can be an important source of advice and assistance, for example in helping others improve their safeguarding mechanisms. It is important that the SAB has effective links with other key partnerships in the locality.

The Board has an independent chair who provides independent scrutiny for the partners. The current chair is called Deborah Stuart-Angus. A small team supports Deborah and the Board. If you would like to contact Deborah or the Board team please click contact above.