Safeguarding Adults Board
Safeguarding Adults Board is the lead organisation for ensuring all
adults in the county are able to lead safe, fulfilling lives and
are not subject to abuse or neglect by others.
The Board, which was established in 2003, is made up of
representatives from the main public organisations who provide
health, social care and public protection services in the county.
The Board also has representatives from people who use these
services and the voluntary sector.
This Board develops strategies to reduce risk and prevent harm
occurring to adults in vulnerable situations and also co-ordinates
and monitors how effectively partner organisations are working
together to implement their own safeguarding responsibilities.
Safeguarding is everyone's business and the Board aims to ensure
all agencies put safeguarding and the promotion of people's
dignity, respect and independence at the heart of any work they
Worcestershire County Council is the lead agency for
safeguarding adults but it is the responsibility of all
organisations such as the NHS, Police and Care Quality Commission
to prevent abuse and keep people safe.
The Board has an independent chair in Peter Morgan who was
appointed in 2010.
People aware that abuse or neglect is happening should contact
the County Council's Access Centre on 0845 607 2000.
Board Documents and Downloads
Contact the Board
You can email the Board at SafeguardingAdultsBo@worcestershire.gov.uk.
This page was last reviewed 4 September 2014 at 9:04.
The page is next due for review 2 March 2016.