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LSAB Documents

LSAB Documents

Downloadable documents

Slavery and Modern Trafficking Statement 2018 (PDF) 

Safeguarding Adults Review Framework 2019 (PDF) 

Safeguarding Adults leaflet (PDF)

Safeguarding Adults - Easier to Read Guide (PDF)

Safeguarding Adults Staff Guide (PDF)

Safeguarding Adults in Swindon Poster (PDF)

Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in Swindon (PDF)

Guidance to safeguarding adults in Swindon (PDF)

Risk Enablement and Positive Risk Taking Policy, Procedures and Guidance (PDF)

Adult Self Neglect and Hoarding Guidance (PDF)

Threshold of needs protocol guidance (PDF)

Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse - A guide to support practitioners and managers (PDF)

Practical guide for service users involved in safeguarding (PDF)


Swindon Local Safeguarding Adults’ Board produced its first 3-year strategy in 2015, in accordance with the Care Act 2014.  It will be a rolling 3-year plan with strategic priorities that emerge from available data and known patterns of practice, issues and areas for improvement.
Strategic Plan 2018/21 (PDF)
Risk Register 2018/21 (PDF)

Business Plan

A rolling annual Business Plan will be developed which links in with and supports the delivery of the priorities of the Strategic Plan and is reviewed six monthly by the Board.

Business Plan 2018/21

Annual Reports

A yearly Annual Report is produced, which includes data on safeguarding activity, case studies, progress made on the strategic priorities, Board Member reports and updates from the Boards Sub-groups, also the report will include the Boards priorities for the coming year. 

Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF)
Annual Report 2017-2018 (PDF)
Annual Report 2016-2017 (PDF)
Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF)
Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF)

Safeguarding adult reviews

Purpose of a SAR

With the implementation of the Care Act 2014 there is a statutory requirement to undertake SARs when certain criteria are met. In this instance, it was commissioned because:
•there was reasonable cause for concern about how SSAB members or other agencies providing services, worked together to safeguard an adult and
•an adult died, and SSAB knew or suspected that the death resulted from abuse or neglect (whether or not it knew about or suspected the abuse or neglect before the adult died)

A SAR is a multi-agency review process that seeks to determine what relevant agencies and individuals involved could have done differently that could have prevented harm or a death from taking place. The purpose of a SAR is not to apportion blame. It is to promote effective learning and improvement to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again.

Honor Safeguarding Adult Review

A review commissioned by the Swindon Safeguarding Adult Board following Honor's death in January 2017, is available to view below:
Social Care Institute for Excellence Review - Honor (PDF)
SAR Statement (PDF)