West Sussex Local Adult Safeguarding Board

The Safeguarding Adults board responsibilities include:

  • oversee the performance and monitoring of all safeguarding work relating to adults at risk in West Sussex, including agreeing to set up serious case reviews; 
  • receive reports from task and focus sub groups; 
  • agree policy; 
  • seek advice and guidance as appropriate; and 
  • make sure it links with other related strategic work. 

The board meets quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Members of the board

The board consists of representatives from statutory, voluntary and independent organisations who play a key role in safeguarding investigations and are able to make decisions and allocate resources including representative's people who use services and carers.

This collaboration is crucially dependent on full communication and a shared understanding between agencies, professionals and families.

Membership of the Board, and more information on the work of the Adults Safeguarding Board, can be found at the West Sussex County Council Safeguarding Adults Board website.

There are also four sub-groups to the Safeguarding Adults Board:

  • Communications and Promotion
  • Quality and Audit
  • Training
  • Safeguarding Adult Reviews