The Care Act 2014 introduced a duty for each Local Authority to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board and the Care Act statutory guidance highlights that the following partners must be represented – the Local Authority (which set it up), The Chief Officer of Police (in the Local Authority’s area) and the Clinical Commissioning Group (in the Local Authority’s area).
Following consultation with the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Police, the Local Authority can include other organisations as it feels appropriate and can invite other organisations for specialist input as required.
For an overview of the current board members click here
In 2020 we reviewed our Adult Safeguarding Arrangements and decided to adopt a model that compliments those for Safeguarding Children in the London Borough of Hillingdon. This model is based upon the agreed shared and equal responsibility for safeguarding between three key partners: The Local Authority, The Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Police.
The Safeguarding Adult Board, and Safeguarding Children Partnership report to a shared Executive Leadership Group (ELG). The ELG is the most senior statutory representatives of the three partners and provides stronger scrutiny and challenge to local safeguarding arrangements. The ELG will also take action when operational personnel are unable to resolve issues, or the matter in question is system wide.
Further details can be found in the current Hillingdon Safeguarding Partnership report, accessible below.