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Board Structure

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The Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Meet on a quarterly basis to:

  • receive assurances that partners in Surrey are working effectively to safeguard adults at risk from abuse and neglect.
  • review learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and to discuss how local practice should change as a result of this learning.
  • receive updates from member organisations on their work to safeguard adults and to discuss how partners can support by working collaboratively and efficiently.

The SAB is supported by five subgroups and three forums:

The Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Decision Panel

Meet to review new SAR notifications received against the Care Act 2014 section 44 criteria.

The Adult Safeguarding Executive (ASE)

Define the strategic direction and priorities in relation to the planning and delivery of services to adults at risk in order to achieve a consistent and responsive approach to meeting the needs of all adults at risk and to provide a forum for discussion of key issues for Surrey arising from local and national safeguarding adult guidance.
The Group will ensure that those responsible at a senior level for safeguarding adults in Surrey are appropriately linked into the safeguarding adult’s board, and that there is effective discussion and communication with the main SSAB.

The Chairs Group

Brings together all the subgroup chairs into one meeting, where they are able to raise any concerns they may have re. the groups work-plan, the need to link in with other groups/ forums etc.

The Communications Group

Take the lead with partner organisations to develop a communication strategy.

The Quality Assurance Group

Task partners as appropriate with the QA  reports, on receipt they scrutinise the completed reports to inform the work of the SAB ensuring that the work streams are progressing in line with the direction of the strategic plan and to report back on areas requiring greater support or clarity to the SAB.

The Policy and Training Group

Are responsible for the policy and procedures, and training of the SAB. It considers the policy, procedures and training requirements and how the SAB can be assured of progress.

The Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) and Learning Group

Receive all SAR notifications, they review the notification against the statutory duty of the SAB to complete a review and make recommendations to the chair of the SAB.
Following completion of a SAR the learnings from these reviews are actioned and monitored by this group.

The District and Borough Forum

Is a forum of the Safeguarding Leads from each of the eleven District and Borough Councils.

The Engagement Forum

Is a forum of the SSAB to help to establish better engagement with all organisations across Surrey who are not already actively involved with the board. The group will meet twice a year.

The Health Group Forum

Is a forum of the SSAB for all health partners. Meetings take place twice a year.

The Surrey Prison Group

Is a group for all prisons in Surrey. The group meet twice a year to help build engagement.

SSAB Board Subgroup and Forum Structure