About the Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board is Richmond's and Wandsworth's strategic lead body for safeguarding adults with care and support needs who may be suffering, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect.

The SABs in each borough merged following a transition and consultation period from January to July 2018.

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Statutory function

The Care Act 2014 places statutory functions on the Board.

It must publish a strategic plan, write an annual report and conduct a safeguarding adult review if an adult with care and support needs dies and abuse or neglect is suspected.

Vision and Strategic Plan 2018 to 2021

The SAB Vision and Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (pdf, 460 KB) was signed off by the SAB Executive at the end of June 2018 following wide consultation with SAB members, and public consultation during the early part of 2018.

Our vision reflects the shared belief that no one should have to tolerate or be exposed to abuse, neglect or exploitation. Our vision is that the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth are places where all citizens (irrespective of age, race, gender, culture, religion, physical or mental ill health, disability or sexual orientation) live in safety, free from abuse and the fear of abuse.

Terms of reference

Richmond and Wandsworth SAB has endorsed the new terms of reference (pdf, 310 KB) reflecting the new arrangements across Richmond and Wandsworth.

There are additional terms of reference for some individual subgroups.

Structure

The SAB has an independent Chair who is part of and reports to the SAB Executive comprising of strategic partners from the Council, Health and Police. SAB membership includes key statutory and non-statutory agencies within the two boroughs, including agencies representing service users and carers.

Independent Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Neville as the SAB's independent Chair. Richard comes with a wealth of experience in safeguarding and has worked with the Metropolitan Police Service for 30 years. He recently retired from his post as Detective Chief Inspector in Wandsworth. We look forward to welcoming and working with Richard from 1 October 2018.

SAB Executive

The SAB Executive consists of senior members of the Council, Metropolitan Police and Kingston & Richmond and Wandsworth & Merton NHS Clinical Commissioning Group as its statutory partner organisations. The Care Act 2014 described these as the 'statutory partner agencies'.

In conjunction with the Independent Chair, the SAB Executive provide statutory leadership and direction to the SAB, ensuring strategic oversight and challenge.

View the Richmond and Wandsworth Safeguarding Adults Board risk Log (pdf, 122 KB), December 2018.

Learning Events

View the Learning Event review November 2018 (pdf, 188 KB).

SAB members

SAB members include key statutory and non-statutory agencies within the two boroughs, including agencies representing service users and carers. 

  • Clinical Commissioning Group (Health)
  • Police
  • Council – Adult Social Services, Public Health, Housing, Trading Standards
  • Council Member Representative
  • Council Chief Executive
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • London Ambulance Service
  • St George’s Hospital
  • The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • Kingston Hospital
  • South West London and St George Mental Health Trust
  • East London Foundation NHS Trust
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Your Healthcare (Richmond)
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare
  • Healthwatch
  • Age UK
  • Council for Voluntary Services (Richmond)
  • Carers Centre (Wandsworth)
  • Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • National Probation Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Company

Subgroups

The SAB has the following subgroups:

  • Safeguarding Adults Review Subgroup
  • Performance and Workforce Subgroup
  • Annual Report Editorial Subgroup
  • Communication and Engagement Subgroup, which is linked to the Richmond Community Forum and Wandsworth Community Forum

Safeguarding training

We have an e-learning programme that can be accessed via the multi-agency safeguarding area of our training website TPD Online. 

Register for training

Safeguarding courses
E-learning course TDP event code*
Safeguarding Adults - Level 1 (2hrs) SAB 16/409
Safeguarding Adults - Level 2 (2hrs) SAB 17/326
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) (1hr 20min) SAB 16/399
Safeguarding Against Radicalisation - The Prevent Duty (1hr) SAB 16/410
Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (1hr 15min) SAB 18/222

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Contact us

Please do not contact the Board for advice on a safeguarding concern or to report abuse. In this instance, raise your concern directly with the Adult Access Team.

For other queries, email: sab@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Making a difference: an example of our work

John was at real risk through social isolation, mental and physical ill health and he did not easily accept support. Social care and housing staff gained John's trust over time and supported him to achieve better health and a safer environment.

The VAMA panel offered the multi-agency forum to support professionals to achieve the best outcomes for him.  

Updated: 1 May 2019