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In Bath & North East Somerset, all agencies involved in providing care and support for adults work together to respond in a coordinated way to cases of suspected harm or abuse of adults. We aim to ensure that people’s rights are respected in the process of them being offered help and protection.

If you are concerned that someone is at risk of abuse, please make an alert by ringing Sirona care and health on 01225 396000. In the event of an emergency, always ring the Police on 999

Please click on the tab below to access the relevant information; this includes:

  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Local Adults Safeguarding Board (LSAB) information (minutes, key messages, policies and procedures, etc.)
  • Safeguarding adults leaflets, posters etc.
  • Where to find out more
  • The Care Act (information about this Act)

The Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) brings together local statutory and independent sector agencies working with vulnerable adults at risk of abuse. The LSAB is responsible for ensuring the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures are effective and prevent adults from experiencing significant harm.Stop Abuse Logo

The LSAB and sub group Terms of Reference are set out below. If there are any queries please contact the safeguarding adults team - see 'Contact Us'

LSAB Newsletters 

Safeguarding Adults Policies, Procedures and Protocol:

LSAB Multi Agency Safeguarding Policy & Procedures

LSAB Policies


LSAB Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults training is available through Sirona care and health:

Sirona Training

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Annual Reports

Business Plan

Minutes of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board

Terms of Reference:

Key Messages

Serious Case Review (SCR) Summary Reports


Safeguarding Adults Stakeholder event presentations (November 2015)





  Making Safeguarding Personal - Leaflets about the Safeguarding Process

Posters and Cards 

Articles in Magazines/Newsletters

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Presentation

Information on statistics relating to safeguarding adult referrals in Bath & North East Somerset 


As the Independent Chair of the Bath & North East Somerset Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB), I am delighted to know that people are taking an interest in what we do. Safeguarding adults who have care and support needs is a challenge shared between a number of public organisations.  The purpose of the LSAB is to coordinate and monitor the effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard relevant adults in their area. Safeguarding means not only the processes for responding to reports of suspected abuse but also activities that contribute towards preventing it from happening in the first place.

In carrying out these functions the LSAB will take an interest in a range of activities including patient safety, the quality of local support services, local provision both public and privately run, mental health services and the activities of commissioners. Members of the LSAB include: the Local Authority; NHS England; the Clinical Commissioning Group; local NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts; local housing and social care providers; and the Police.

The business of the LSAB is delivered by our sub groups who are responsible for things like coordinating training, communications, policy and procedures, an audit programme of casework and support to reviews of cases in which serious harm occurs. The work of our sub – groups is in turn, overseen and directed through four Safeguarding Adults Board meetings per year, attended by senior managers representing our member agencies. It is really important that we have an independent voice at these meetings that provides a perspective from the community we serve and a friendly challenge. For that reason we are seeking to recruit “Lay” Members to join the Board. This role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. You don’t have to be an expert in anything!

If you think you might be interested in taking part in the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board, please get in touch with our Business Support Manager Dami Howard on 01225 396350 for an informal chat. Here's the Lay Member information pack where you can find out more and apply.

Reg Pengelly
Independent Chair
Bath & North East Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board

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