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West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board


Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) are multi-agency partnerships which have been set up in every local authority to lead on adult safeguarding across its locality, and oversee and co-ordinate the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of its members and partner agencies. The West Sussex SAB is led by Independent Chair, Annie Callanan.

Strategic plan

The West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board strategic plan sets out:

  • the vision of the Board, and the outcomes it would like to achieve for the people of West Sussex
  • aims and objectives for a three year period
  • how it will work towards these objectives in the form of an annual business plan.

Read the Three Year Strategy 2019-2022.

Annual Report

The SAB Annual Report details the work that has been done, how effective the work was, and what the priorities are for the coming year.

West Sussex SAB priorities 2021-22

These are based on the 17 identified areas for learning from Reviews and, been grouped together within three priorities:

Priority 1 Collaborative Working focusing on:

  • Information sharing
  • Monitoring of safeguarding concerns
  • Safeguarding pathways.

Priority 2 Learning and Embedding into Practice focusing on:

  • Risk assessment
  • Professional curiosity
  • Understanding of differences between quality and safeguarding
  • Understanding of safeguarding policy and procedure.

Priority 3 Assurance and Engagement focusing on:

  • Compliance with safeguarding policy and procedure
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Consideration of protected characteristics
  • Engaging with the voluntary care sector and families/representatives
  • Multi-agency auditing.
Last updated: 01 December 2023