Welcome to the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board
Welcome to the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board website. This site is for Lambeth residents, health and social care staff and other professionals working in the borough, and provides important and relevant information about Safeguarding Adults with the aim of helping you to understand what adult safeguarding means and what you can do to get help and advice. It also gives you information about the Safeguarding Adults Board and how it functions, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Capacity Act and information about what Training is available to Health and Social Care staff.
What is Safeguarding Adults?
Safeguarding adults is about protecting someone’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect and about preventing the abuse of adults who might be unable to protect themselves. It is something that everyone needs to know about. If you are concerned about a person who is over the age of 18 years of age, they have care and support needs, and you feel they are being abused or at risk of abuse from another person, you should seek help for them.
What is the Safeguarding Adults Board?
The Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board is a statutory board that co-ordinates safeguarding adults work in Lambeth. The Board has an Independent Chair and is a multi-agency partnership that includes a range of organisations such as the Police, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Fire Services, NHS Hospital Trusts and Lambeth Adults Social Care.