The Care Act 2014 (section 43) requires a Safeguarding Adults Board to be established by each Local Authority. The objective of a Safeguarding Adults Board is to help and protect adults in its area who have care and support needs; are experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect; and are unable to protect themselves against abuse or neglect because of their care and support needs. Safeguarding Adult Boards must seek to achieve this objective by co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of what each of its members does.
The Care and Support Statutory Guidance (Chapter 14) outlines detailed guidance on the specific roles, duties and functions of a Safeguarding Adult Board and its members.
The Care Act 2014 (Schedule 2) requires that members of a Safeguarding Adult Board are: the local authority, the clinical commissioning group and the chief officer of police who covers the local authority area. Additional members can be included as agreed by the statutory members.
In March 2020, the Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership (with leadership of an Independent Chair) became the strategic group bringing together the senior representatives from each of the statutory organisations required by legislation to fulfil the roles of the Safeguarding Adult Board, the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the Community Safety Partnership for Shropshire.
The Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership are committed to increasing the safety and resilience of people in Shropshire (including children and adults with care and support needs) and their communities; in order to reduce harm caused by abuse, neglect or other crime.
The Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership (SSCP) members are:
- National Probation Service (West Mercia Cluster)
- Shropshire Council.
- Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- West Mercia Police
Our Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership Constitution (under the Related Documents section on this page) explains in more detail who we are, what we do and how we work.
The Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership works with a number of other agencies to fulfil it’s functions. These agencies are members of the Keeping Adult Safe in Shropshire Network (please refer to the Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Network Terms of Reference in the Related Documents section on this page for more information).
Safeguarding Adult Boards are also required to publish a Strategic Plan of what we are going to do for the next 3 years and an Annual Report outlining what is has done in the previous financial year. You can also access the most recent ones from this page.
The Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership is supported by a dedicated Business Unit. For general enquiries, please contact:
Please note: We do not deal with immediate adult safeguarding concerns or operational day to day management of safeguarding. If you have a safeguarding concern please click on the ‘Report a concern’ button below and/or speak to individual organisations.
- Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership Constitution
- Keeping Adult Safe in Shropshire Network Terms of Reference
- KASiSB Strategic Plan 2019-2022
- KASiSB Annual Report 2017-2018