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Aims & Priorities

LSAB has a strategic role that is greater than the sum of the operational duties of the core partners. It oversees and leads adult safeguarding across the locality and takes an interest in a range of matters that contribute to the prevention of abuse and neglect. The LSAB will need intelligence on safeguarding in all providers of health and social care in its locality (not just those with whom its members commission or contract). It is important that Board partners feel able to challenge each other and other organisations where it believes that their actions or inactions are increasing or contributing to the risk of abuse or neglect.  This will include commissioners, as well as providers of services.

The Board’s main focus will be on the welfare of those who are most vulnerable by nature of disability or ill health, for example:  

  • The safety of people who use community health services, hospitals and mental health services
  • The safety of adults with care and support needs who reside in supported housing and other social housing
  • Effective and problem solving interventions with adults who self-neglect.
  • The safety of local domiciliary care services and residential care settings commissioned by the local authority and the NHS

The LSAB Strategic Plan details how we will deliver on these aims.