Coronavirus COVID-19 information

Take a look at some information we and our partners have created around the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Addictive Behaviours information for professionals
Activities and Support Information

Children and Young People

Covid-19 Carers Guidance Runaways

Respect Phoneline Covid_19 Campaign FINAL 1

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Respect COVID-19 Guidance for Practioners

Respect Phoneline – COVID-19

Respect Phoneline Covid_19 Campaign FINAL 1

Sources of support for residents experiencing Domestic Abuse

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West Midlands Domestic Abuse Leaflet

WM Domestic Abuse leaflet COVID19 31.03.2020 

Easy Read Format – General Information

Coronavirus Guidance

Flu Vaccinations

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General Information

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Sandwell Council is here to help the homeless

Mental Health Support

Missing People 

Police guidance COVID-19


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Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board General Guidance

SSAB Volunteers Community Groups – General information (Covid-19 Poster)

SSAB Poster self isolating for adults – general information

Covid-19 Scams Poster_- general information

Raising Awareness in Safeguarding Adults Training Work Book – Download FREE

SSAB Workbook 2020-V1


Annual Report 2017-2018

Each year the Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board produces an Annual Report to enable you to see what work we have been doing to keep people safe. We work with partner agencies and our lay members to produce the report.

The report then has to be agreed at the board and scrutinised by elected members.

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2017-2018

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2017-18 Flyer

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Easy Read Annual Report 2017-18

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2017-18 Executive Summary


A multi-agency prevention strategy supporting Safeguarding Adults in Sandwell 

The Care Act 2014 and Adult Social Care legislation require local authorities and partner agencies to have a greater role in preventing abuse and neglect. The Prevention Strategy brings together current preventative work. The Strategy aims to improve leadership and action to prevent abuse and neglect of adults in Sandwell, whilst also promoting maximum independence for individuals.

Download a copy of the Prevention Strategy document here


Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Learning and Development Strategy

Central to effective adult safeguarding is a competent and well trained workforce. The SAB are committed to ensuring the workforce is competent and confident to carry out their responsibilities to safeguard adults at risk. This multi-agency learning and development strategy is designed to support the development of best practice in adult safeguarding work and to ensure that people working with adults at risk across all sectors are able to meet the standards outlined in the statutory safeguarding duties introduced under the Care Act 2014.

Download the Strategy Document here


Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)

The Care Act 2014 introduced statutory Safeguarding Adult’s Reviews (previously known as Serious Case Reviews), and mandates when they must be arranged. The act also gives Safeguarding Adult Boards (SABs) flexibility to choose a proportionate methodology.

The prime purpose of a Safeguarding Adult Review is for agencies and individuals to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults with care and support needs.

Sandwell Safeguarding Adult’s Board (SSAB) extends its appreciation to the West Midlands Adult Safeguarding SAR Guidance which is referenced throughout this document.

Read the SAR Policy here


Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is a 3 year plan that enables the board to identify and set its priorities for each year . This plan also incorporates an agreed Prevention of Violence and Exploitation theme “Support victims of violence and exploitation and enable their recovery” developed in conjunction with the Police, Health & Wellbeing Board, Community Safety Partnership, Domestic Abuse Strategic Partnership and the Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board.

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Easy Read Strategic Plan

The Easy Read Strategic Plan has been developed to provide a summary of the Strategic Plan that can be easily understood by all.

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