Safeguarding Adults Board

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

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.

NSAB Strategy

Current Northamptonshire SAB annual report

Previous NSAB annual reports

NSAB meetings - Summary of minutes

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

Easy read safeguarding

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

Practitioner guides

Contact details

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board Business Office
One Angel Square
Angel Street
Tel: 01604 365681

Reporting concerns

If you think someone is being abused or you think their safety is at risk, then it is important to tell someone.

You do not need to know everything about the situation or what is happening. You may just be worried, or feel that something is not right, but if you are worried about an adult and think they may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty, please call Northamptonshire County Council's Customer Service Centre (CSC) on 0300 126 1000, option 2. (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).

Outside office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01604 626938.

Alternatively, for general enquiries, you can email Northamptonshire Adult Social Services or telephone 0300 126 1000.

If you believe that a crime has been committed and there is an immediate risk of danger, telephone the police on 999. If a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger, dial 101.

If you believe a child or young adult under the age of 18 years might be suffering, or is likely to suffer significant harm (including any mistreatment or abuse), contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. If it is outside normal office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01604 626938.

NSAB Conference presentations