Welcome from the Independent Chair
I am delighted to welcome you to the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board website. I joined the Board as its Independent Chair in March 2021, and was delighted to join such a mature and value driven leadership community. This is a Board that is truly ambitious for our communities and our staff - especially around tackling the unacceptable inequalities that some of our communities face in being supported, protected and helped to live independent lives free from harm.
My brief is to ensure that adults are protected in the borough by those that work with them; to provide assurance and hold all organisations working in Lambeth to account. This is in accordance with the statutory (legal) requirements set out by the Care Act 2014. Since April 2015, the Board has legal status and duties to take action which ensures citizens in Lambeth are safe.
My professional expertise is around helping and leading systems to work in partnership with our people and communities to deliver real outcomes improvements in protection, strengths, and confidence. My passion is around making safeguarding personal and community empowerment, and have led on building strengths based relationships with our most vulnerable communities for the National NHS, local strategic partners, County, City & Metropolitan Councils.
With best wishes