Safeguarding Adults:

About The Adult Board

Adult safeguarding

Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board is a group of organisations who meet to discuss and monitor how to protect vulnerable people with the view to keeping them safe.

The members ensure that all of the agencies involved have effective safeguarding policies and procedures, making sure that organisations work together in the best way possible to protect adults who may be at risk of harm, neglect or abuse.

Board Members

An Independent Chair directs the board meetings, supported by a Business Development Manager and Administrator. The team is hosted by Blackpool Council.

The board is represented by the following organisations:

Age UK, Blackpool & District
Blackpool and the Fylde College
Blackpool Coastal Housing
Blackpool Council
Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care at Home Provider Forum
Community Rehabilitation Companies
Cumbria and North West Lancashire National Probation Service
Healthwatch
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Constabulary
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
NHS England
North West Ambulance Service
Third Sector (Empowerment)

Board Meetings and Subgroups

In Blackpool, the Strategic Board Members meet every three months. There are three subgroups to discuss training and development; case reviews and quality assurance and performance monitoring. These subgroups meet and feed into the Board.