Safeguarding Adults Board
The NEL Safeguarding Adult Board (referred to as the SAB) is a statutory requirement for all local authorities under Sections 42-46 of the Care Act 2014 with the Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) taking the lead role and overall responsibility for adult safeguarding. As a minimum, the SAB membership must comprise of three main statutory partners, these being North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), Humberside Police and local health services. These work together, within a broader multi-agency approach, to ensure that:
- The principle that all people in North East Lincolnshire feel safe and are safe is upheld
- All partners have policies and procedures in place to underpin safe practice with regard to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014, and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- All partners work within and deliver services that are compliant with NEL Safeguarding Procedures
- Processes are in place to evidence that safeguarding is responsive to risk and need, is accessible to all people living in NEL and promotes choice through the application of a Making Safeguarding Personal approach
- Information sharing protocols between partners are compliant with data protection requirements
- Diversity and difference is addressed effectively through interagency policy, procedure, guidance and SAB activity.
It is about both preventing abuse and neglect, and promoting good practice when responding to specific concerns, in line with our Key Principles.
Where abuse is suspected or alleged, then Safeguarding Adults Procedures (PDF) can be used by organisations and services to make sure that a consistent and comprehensive response is provided.
A vulnerable adult is defined as someone 18 years of age or over:
- Who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and
- Is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation.
Safeguarding adults can include any work or activity which aims to support vulnerable adults to retain independence, well-being and choice and to be able to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect. To do this we employ an inter-agency policy called Making Safeguarding Personal.
North East Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board consists of:
- The Safeguarding Adults Board meet on a quarterly basis and is Chaired on an annual rotational by its members. This Board is responsible for endorsing the SAB Business Plan, Monitoring Performance and reviewing a variety of reports brought to the Board.
- The Operational Leadership Group meets quarterly and takes responsibility for ensuring the Business Plan is delivered. The Operational Leadership Group oversees the work completed by the Subgroups.
Safeguarding Adults Board structure
Safeguarding Adults Board
Terms of Reference and Work Plan
- Safeguarding Adults Board
- Operational Leadership Group
- Communication and Engagement subgroup
- Quality assurance and performance subgroup
- Learning and Workforce development subgroup
- Learning And Workforce Development (Word document)
- Learning And Workforce Development Sub Group work plan (Word document)
- SAR, SILP and Good practive subgroup
- Provider forum subgroup
- Provider forum (Word document)
- Safeguarding Adults Board Annual report 2015 – 2016 (PDF)
- Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic plan 2016 – 2019 (PDF)
Team name: Safeguarding Adults Board , 3 Town Hall Square, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HX
Telephone: 01472 326118
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm except bank holidays