Board Structure

Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board Logo

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 SAR’s 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 four subgroups:

The Adult Safeguarding Executive, will 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 Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) subgroup 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.

The Delivery Group is responsible for the operational delivery of the strategic plan. It considers the policy and training requirements and how the SAB can be assured of progress.

The Scrutiny Group, scrutinise the quarterly themed reports from partner organisation, to inform the work of the SAB ensuring that the workstreams 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 via the Delivery group.

The SAB Organogram shows how the board and its subgroups links in with partners multi-agency groups.

In the near future it is hoped the work of the SAB will also be supported by a Community Reference group and a Surry Prison group.