1. About the Board

The Bath and North East Somerset Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) is committed to ensuring that all agencies work together to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect to adults and to safeguard effectively where abuse or neglect has or may have occurred.

The overarching purpose if the LSAB is to:

  • assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements are in place as defined by the Care Act 2014
  • prevent abuse and neglect where possible
  • ensure timely and proportionate responses when abuse or neglect have occurred

The LSAB will lead adult safeguarding across the area and oversee and coordinate the effectiveness of safeguarding work of its partner agencies. It is also concerned with a range of matters which contribute to the prevention of abuse and neglect such as the safety of patients in local health services and the quality of local care and support services.

The LSAB in Bath and North East Somerset work together to the following principles:

  • Safeguarding is everybody’s business and doing nothing is not an option
  • Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse
  • All adults have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation
  • All adults have the right to independence that involves a degree of risk
  • Empowerment, Prevention, Proportionality, Protection, Partnership and Accountability (the six principles from Care Act 2014)

 

What Does the LSAB do?

Through its core duties The Board has the responsibility to/for:-

  • Developing and publishing an Annual Strategic Plan
  • Publishing an Annual Report
  • Arranging Safeguarding Adult reviews for any cases which meet the criteria for these, to promote effective learning and improvement action to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again. 
  • Operational functions specified under Schedule 2 of the Care Act 2014

Contact Us

Dami Howard
LSCB/LSAB Business Support Manager
Bath & North East Somerset Council,
St Martins Hospital Trust HQ
Clara Cross Lane,
Midford Rd,
Bath,BA2 5RP

01225 396350
dami_howard@bathnes.gov.uk