Safeguarding Adults Board subgroups

The Board meets quarterly and undertakes its work through its various groups and working parties.

Subgroup meetings 
Name of subgroup Frequency of meetings
Safeguarding Adults Review Monthly or as required
Performance and Workforce Quarterly
Annual Report Editorial During writing, design and sign-off
Communication and Engagement Quarterly
Richmond Safeguarding Community Forum Quarterly
Wandsworth Safeguarding Community Forum Quarterly

Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Subgroup

The SAR Subgroup was developed to oversee the Board’s response to the Section 44 of the Care Act (2014) requirement to hold a Safeguarding Adults Review when an adult dies with care and support needs or dies where abuse or neglect may have occurred.

It is chaired by the Assistant Director of Adult Social Services (Commissioning and Quality Standards) Richmond and Wandsworth Local Authorities and attended by senior officers designated by the three statutory partners (Council, Health and Police). The SAR Subgroup meets monthly.

The SAR Subgroup keeps the local SAR Protocol under review to take account of local and national developments relating to SARs, including a focus on 'making safeguarding personal' through involving the relevant person or their family and friends in the SAR.

Performance and Workforce Subgroup

This subgroup will aim to measure the effectiveness of local safeguarding arrangements, including a focus on workforce development to continuously improve local arrangements and outcomes to local people. The subgroup will promote learning from SARs and audits, and promote best practice across the partnership.

Annual Report Editorial Subgroup

This subgroup will be established annually to produce the annual report on behalf of the SAB. It will determine the report's timetable, agree style and contents, oversee the writing process, manage various governance requirements and ensure its publication and distribution.

Communication and Engagement Subgroup

This subgroup will set out an annual communication and engagement strategy and plan, reflecting SAB priorities. It will link into the two safeguarding Community Forums that will drive the priorities locally via a borough-specific approach.

Community Safeguarding Forums

The Community Forums will link with local service users and community groups. Membership includes representation from the statutory partner agencies, Healthwatch, voluntary services and local providers.