About the Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board is Richmond's strategic lead body for safeguarding adults with care and support needs who may be suffering, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect.



Statutory function

The Care Act 2014 places statutory functions on the Board.

It must publish a strategic plan, write an annual report and conduct a safeguarding adult review if an adult with care and support needs dies and abuse or neglect is suspected.

Vision and strategy

It is our shared belief that no one should have to tolerate or be exposed to abuse, neglect or exploitation. Our vision is that the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a place where all citizens (irrespective of age, race, gender, culture, religion, physical or mental ill health, disability or sexual orientation) live in safety, free from abuse and the fear of abuse and with the rights of citizenship.

Read the Board's Vision and Strategic Plan (pdf, 627 KB), and its Business Plan (pdf, 114 KB).

Making a difference: an example of our work

John was at real risk through social isolation, mental and physical ill health and he did not easily accept support. Social care and housing staff gained John's trust over time and supported him to achieve better health and a safer environment. The VAMM panel offered the multi-agency forum to support professionals to achieve the best outcomes for John.  


The Safeguarding Adults Board consists of senior members of the Council, Metropolitan Police and Richmond NHS Clinical Commissioning Group as its statutory partner organisations. It has an independent chair, Mr Brian Parrott.

The following bodies are Board members:

  • Richmond and Wandsworth Councils – Adult Social Services, Housing, Public Health & Community Safety
  • Richmond & Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Metropolitan Police – Richmond
  • Achieving for Children
  • London Fire Brigade
  • London Ambulance Service
  • London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
  • Strategic Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health
  • NHS England
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • National Probation Service – London
  • Richmond Council for Voluntary Service
  • South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust
  • HealthWatch Richmond
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (West Middlesex Hospital)
  • National Probation Service – London
  • CQC
  • Kingston Hospital
  • South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare
  • Your Health Care
  • Richmond Wellbeing Service

Safeguarding training

The Council has an e-learning programme for safeguarding awareness and other social care issues. Information is also available on safeguarding training in general. 

For more details, contact:

Contact us

Please do not contact the Board for advice on a safeguarding concern or to report abuse. In this instance, raise your concern directly with the Adult Access Team.

For other queries, use the following details:

Richmond Safeguarding Adults Board
44 Richmond Road

Email: safeguarding.adults@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 21 November 2017