Safeguarding adults board

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) and its members work in partnership to provide strategic leadership for effective local adult safeguarding arrangements.

The Care Act requires the NSAB to produce a strategic plan. This document sets out the board's strategic priorities and how it hopes to achieve these.

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For an easy read document on safeguarding adults, please view the following link:

Who are the NSAB's members?

In Northamptonshire, the Safeguarding Adults Board brings together agencies to work together with vulnerable adults and takes appropriate action to stop abuse occurring.

From April 2015, when the Care Act is implemented, the following organisations must be represented on the board:

  • The local authority which set it up; 
  • The Clinical Commissioning Groups in the local authority's area; and
  • The chief officer of police in the local authority's area.

There are a range of other agencies who are members of the NSAB and who support the work of the board.

Contact details

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board Business Office
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Tel: 01604 365681

Current Northamptonshire SAB annual report

Previous Northamptonshire SOVA Board annual reports

Safeguarding adults consultations

Safeguarding adult reviews

Reviews are not enquiries into why an adult dies or who is culpable. These are matters for the Coroner’s Court, Criminal Courts and employment procedures as appropriate.

Reviews are not disciplinary proceedings and should therefore be conducted in a manner which facilitates learning and appropriate arrangements must be made for support of those staff involved.

The purpose of a review is not to reinvestigate or to apportion blame, it is to:

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case in which local professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk.
  • Identify what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon and what is expected to change as a result within a given timescale; and as a result to improve practice.
  • Inform and improve local inter-agency working.
  • Review the effectiveness of procedures (both multi agency and those of individual organisations) and make recommendations for improvement.
  • To prepare or commission an overview report which brings together and analyses the findings of the various reports from agencies in order to identify the learning points and make recommendations for future action.

Case review documents

Related documents

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How does it work?

Updated budget timeline 2018/19

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