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Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)

A multi-agency forum which has responsibility for providing strategic leadership in preventing, detecting and protecting adults who are at risk from abusive behaviour and practice in all its forms. It is made up of a number of senior representatives from key agencies that have responsibilities for protecting Adults at Risk/Vulnerable Adults.

The Care Bill recommends that:

  • Each local authority must establish a Local Safeguarding Adults Board for its area;
  • The objective of a Local Safeguarding Adults Board for is to help and protect adults in its area;
  • The way in which a Local Safeguarding Adults Board must seek to achieve its objective is by co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of what each of its members does; and
  • A Local Safeguarding Adults Board may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of achieving its objective.