Safeguarding Adults Board


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The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board (IWSAB) is a statutory, multi-agency partnership committee, coordinated by the local authority, which gives strategic leadership for adult safeguarding, across the Isle of Wight.

The primary purpose of the IWSAB is to help and safeguard adults with care and support needs. It does this by:

  • Assuring that the safeguarding arrangements on the Island help and protect adults who meet the criteria set out in Chapter 14 of the statutory guidance of the Care Act 2014.
  • Assuring that safeguarding practice is person-centred and outcome-focused.
  • Working collaboratively to prevent abuse and neglect where possible.
  • Ensuring agencies and individuals give timely and proportionate responses when abuse or neglect have occurred.
  • Assuring itself that safeguarding practice is continuously improving and enhancing the quality of life of adults in its area.

The IWSAB is working to actively develop and promote Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) across the Island. MSP is a preventative and personal centred approach to safeguarding that focuses on the outcomes desired by the individual concerned and considering a range of responses to support people to improve or resolve their circumstances.

Members of the Board all work together to agree strategies, procedures, training and resources to safeguard adults at risk.  The Board also produces an Annual Report and quarterly newsletters that are available from the website.  

IOWSAB Constitution

The IOWSAB Constitution from April 2017 can be accessed by clicking here (PDF, 389KB, 11 pages). This document is due for review in March 2018.


The structure for the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

  • Structure Chart - please click here (PDF, 258.31KB, 1 page).

The following Sub-Groups are all part of the Safeguarding Adults Board:

      • Quality Assurance and Performance Sub-Group - please click here for Terms of Reference (PDF, 85.47KB, 2 pages).
      • Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-Group - please click here for Term of Reference (PDF, 91KB, 3 pages) 
      • Training Sub-Group - please click here for Terms of Reference (PDF, 210KB, 2 pages) 
      • 4LSAB Workforce Development Group - please click here for more information (PDF, 99.05KB, 4 pages).

Who is at Risk

An adult at risk may be a person who:

  • is elderly and frail due to ill health, physical disability or cognitive impairment;
  • has a learning disability;
  • has a physical disability and / or a sensory impairment;
  • has mental health needs including dementia or a personality disorder;
  • has a long-term illness / condition;
  • misuses substances or alcohol;
  • is a carer, where the person meets the definition;
  • is unable to demonstrate the capacity to make a decision and is in need of care and support.

If you are worried about an adult please contact the Adult’s First Response Team on 01983 814980. In an emergency always call 999.

Partner Agencies

Isle of Wight CCG - click here to access website.

Hampshire Constabulary - click here to access website.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust - click here to access website.