Safeguarding adults board
The objective of Leicester Safeguarding Adults Board is to help and protect adults in Leicester with needs for care and support who are experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) abuse or neglect and as a result of those needs are unable to protect themselves. It seeks to achieve this by co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of each of its members.
Leicester Safeguarding Adults Board’s three statutory partners are Leicester City Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group. For details of our other partners, see our Annual Report published below.
Under the Care Act 2014 Leicester Safeguarding Adults Board has 3 core duties:
- Publish a strategic plan for each financial year
- Publish an annual report
- Commission safeguarding adults reviews for any cases which meet the criteria
We also keep inter-agency safeguarding adults policies and procedures under review on our Multi Agency Policy and Procedures website.
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)
One of the core duties of a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), under Section 44 of the Care Act 2014, is to review cases in its area (in this instance, Leicester) where an adult with needs for care and support:
- Has died and the death resulted from abuse and neglect, or
- Is alive and the SAB knows or suspects that they have experienced serious abuse or neglect.
Importantly, safeguarding adults reviews are about how agencies worked together to safeguard adults; they are in their nature multi-agency reviews. For a review to be mandatory in legislation, there must be reasonable cause for concern about how the Safeguarding Adults Board, its members (or others with relevant functions) worked together to safeguard the adult. SARs published by Leicester Safeguarding Adults Board can be found in the attachments below.
Our Strategic Plan and Business Plan are published at the bottom of this page.
Send us an email
Ring us on: (0116) 454 6270 (please note that this number is not for making safeguarding alerts. If you are worried about a vulnerable adult, find out how to report concerns to us).
Address: Leicester Safeguarding Adults Board, Bosworth House, 9-15 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TH.