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What is a SAB?

A safeguarding adults board is a group of organisations and communities working together in the best way possible, so that people are able to live their lives free from abuse or neglect.

The Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board was established in June 2008 and from April 2015 is a statutory body. The Board provides the strategic leadership for all safeguarding work across the Borough. The Board has a jointly funded Independent Chair providing consistency and direction.

In Solihull we aim to prevent and reduce the risk of significant harm to adults from abuse or other types of exploitation, whilst supporting individuals in maintaining control over their lives and in making informed choices without coercion.

The work of the Board is governed by the following equal principles:

Empowerment – Presumption of person led decisions and informed consent.

Prevention – It is better to take action before harm occurs.

Proportionality – Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.

Protection – Support and representation for those in greatest need.

Partnership – Local solutions through services working with their communities.  Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.

Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.

 

For 2021-22 the Boards key priorities are;

Exploitation

Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Strengthen and clarify the relationships and governance between the Safeguarding Adults Board, Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, Solihull Community Safety Partnership, and Health & Wellbeing Board

 

Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board host the West Midlands Regional Adult Safeguarding Information Hub where you can find all the up to date policies and procedures – Click Here

If you wish to contact the Board, please email ssab@solihull.gov.uk