Adults with care and support needs are among the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting them from becoming the victims of abuse is everyone’s business. Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board have agreed the following equal principles as set by the Government as the foundation to achieving good outcomes for adults with care and support needs:

  • Empowerment – Presumption of person led decisions and consent
  • Protection – Support and representation for those in greatest need
  • Prevention – Prevention of neglect, harm and abuse is a primary objective
  • Proportionality – Proportionate and least intrusive response to the risk presented
  • Partnerships – Local solutions through services working with their communities
  • Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding

This website has been designed to provide members of the public, people who use health and social care services, professional and practitioners with information, procedures and guidance on safeguarding adults in Sandwell.

Latest News

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SSAB Annual Prevention Conference

The SSAB annual Prevention Conference will take place on Tuesday 9th October 2018 between 10.00am and 2.30pm at Brasshouse Community Centre, Smethwick. The event aims to showcase outstanding Prevention work and best practice with people who have care and support needs within Sandwell. Speakers include West Midlands Fire Service, Sandwell...

12th September 2018

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New Independent Chair for the Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board

Welcome to our new Independent Chair Sue Redmond Sue has a wealth of experience and we look forward to working with her. Special thanks to Geoff Foster for taking on the role of interim Chair and supporting the board through a period of change...

27th July 2018