Safeguarding Adults Board

The role of the Safeguarding Adults Board is fundamental to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of adults in our communities.

Bracknell Forest and the Royal Borough have a joint Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) made up of representatives from the:

  • Police,
  • Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and
  • other agencies working with adults with care and support needs within the two boroughs.

They treat cases of suspected abuse very seriously and all these organisations work closely together, using the same policies and procedures to make sure that all cases of suspected abuse are investigated fully and that adults with care and support needs are able to protect themselves from harm.

The Board has adopted the principles of “Making Safeguarding Personal” which are now enshrined within the Care Act 2014.

The work of the Board is governed by the following principles:

  • Empowerment - presumption of person led decisions and informed consent.
  • Prevention - it is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality - proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  • Protection - support and representation for those in greatest need.
  • Partnership - local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  • Accountability - accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding. 

For more information, please see the Safeguarding Adults Board website.