Who We Are
The Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adult Board (B&H SAB) is a multi-agency partnership that promotes the development of adult safeguarding work throughout Brighton & Hove.
The Board consists of senior members, nominated by each of the main agencies, who are responsible for robust and effective multi- agency protocols to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse.
All member agencies are committed to implementing the Safeguarding Adults Board policies and procedures and work to achieve the following six key principles through the board’s business plan:
- Empowerment: taking a person-centred approach, whereby users feel involved and informed.
- Protection: delivering support to victims to allow them to take action which protects them from further harm.
- Prevention: responding quickly to all allegations of abuse.
- Proportionality: ensuring outcomes are appropriate for the individual.
- Partnership: information is shared appropriately and the person is involved.
- Accountability: all agencies have a clear leadership role in promoting the key principles adopted by the Board.
The six key principles also follow government advice set out in the:
- Care Act 2014 & Care & Support Guidance, updated October 2016
- Joint protocol between Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS), Commission for Social Care Inspection and Association of Chief Police Officers of December 2003
- Safeguarding Adults’ Standards published by ADASS in October 2005
Read more about our vision and priorities
Safeguarding Adults Board Constitution 2018 (to follow)