What is the role of the SAB?
The SAB does not work with the adults at risk of abuse and neglect or the perpertrators of that abuse directly. It oversee’s how its partners safeguard adults in the area of work that they do. The Care Act 2014 said that all councils in England and Wales should set up a SAB. Once set up the SAB is idependent of the council and is required to:
- Have an Independent Chair.
- Develop a strategy to ensure that adults in its area are free to live their lives from abuse or neglect.
- Publish an annual report.
- Where the criteria is met, commission a Safeguarding Adults Review.
Who makes up the SAB?
The SAB is a strategic board made up of statutory partners and non-statutory partners. The statutory partners (who must be part of the SAB) are the Brent Council, Brent Clinical Commissioning Group and the Police. The non-statutory partners could be anyone else the board decides appropriate. In Brent the non-statutory partners are: London North West University Healthcare, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Trading Standards, Sense, Brent CVS, The Care Quality Commission, Drug and Alcohol Services, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.