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
Communication and Engagement Bi-monthly
Performance Working Group Meets when needed
Training Task and Finish Group Meets when needed


 Safeguarding Adults Review 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 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 3 statutory partners.  The SAR Subgroup meets monthly.

The SAR sub group has evaluated and reviewed our local Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol (pdf, 1.6 MB) and included a MSP focus on the involvement of the relevant person or their family and friends in the SAR process. 

Communication and Engagement Subgroup

The Communication and Engagement Subgroup raises public awareness of safeguarding and how to act on concerns about abuse and neglect. It is chaired by a CCG representative and meets on a bi-monthly basis.

Membership includes representation from the statutory partner agencies, Healthwatch, Richmond Community Voluntary Services and local providers. The group also refers to a Readers Group and various community groups as needed to ensure that the content of any written material is accessible. A new easy read adult safeguarding leaflet and a Safeguarding Adult Review leaflet for family and friends were recently developed (see all SAB resources).

Performance Working Group

The Performance Working Group could be considered a task and finish group and meets when performance analysis of multi-agency information is needed. The group recently developed a SAB performance dashboard. 

Training Task and Finish Group

The Training Task and Finish Group meets when training and workforce development issues arise that are best addressed through SAB members' input. It also works on specific projects relating to training on behalf of the SAB.

Updated: 21 September 2017