Safeguarding Adults Board

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The Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) is a multi-agency board which has been established to safeguard adults with care and support needs at risk of abuse or neglect in Barnet. It is a strategy partnership:

  • working collaboratively to develop strategies to prevent abuse and neglect
  • raising awareness of risks to adults with care and support needs in their area, including through the publication of our Strategic Operational Plan 2020-21 and annual report
  • analysing data on safeguarding notifications to build up an understanding of prevalence of abuse and neglect locally
  • reviewing local safeguarding arrangements and developing mechanisms to hold partners to account and gain assurance that systems are effective, including by carrying out Safeguarding Adults reviews
  • developing policies and guidance for protecting adults which are shaped by partners and including the views of adults with care and support needs, their families, advocates and carer representatives
  • assuring itself that multi-agency training or policy development has improved safeguarding practice and is improving and enhancing the quality of life of adults in its area.

Board members also work alongside other boards promoting the safety of residents, such as the Health and Wellbeing Board, Safer Communities Board, Hate Crime Forum and Domestic Violence Strategic Board.

Forum for users and carers

A Safeguarding Adults service user forum has also been established to ensure the views of service users and carers are taken into account in the work of the board helping to improve services for Barnet residents.

Our members are made up of people from the Metropolitan police, NHS, Council and other statutory, voluntary and community-based organisations.

Our Constitution sets out the role, membership and governance arrangements for the SAB.

Useful links:

Protocols and good practice:

If you are concerned about an adult with care and support needs who may be at risk of abuse or neglect you can make a referral or contact Social Care Direct on:

  • 020 8359 5000, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • 020 8359 2000, out of hours.

Board members

The board is made up of a number of organisations, statutory and non-statutory, including the voluntary sector, the Metropolitan police, NHS trusts and staff from Adults and Health.

The members include:

  • Fiona Bateman, Independent Chair
  • Dawn Wakeling, Executive Director Adults and Health, London Borough of Barnet
  • James Mass, Director Adult Social Care, London Borough of Barnet
  • Helen Swarbrick, Head of Safeguarding, Royal Free London Trust
  • Peter Clifton, Community Safety Manager, London Borough of Barnet
  • Superintendent Barry Loader, Metropolitan Police
  • Detective Chief Inspector Tony Bellis, Metropolitan Police
  • Dr Raju Raithatha, Safeguarding Adults GP
  • Ray Booth, CEO, Barnet Mencap
  • Monica Przyzycka, Head of Prevention and Assessment, London Borough of Barnet
  • Kevin McKenzie, Borough Commander, London Fire Brigade
  • Trish Stewart, Associate Director of Safeguarding
  • Kate Aston, Safeguarding Adult Lead, CLCH
  • Julie Riley, Director of Care and Support, Barnet Group
  • Siobhan McGovern, Associate Director of Safeguarding
  • Heather Wilson, Safeguarding Adult Lead, CCG
  • Celia Jefferys, Safeguarding Adult Lead, BEHMHT
  • Caroline Collier, CEO, Inclusion Barnet
  • Julie Pal, CEO, Community Barnet
  • Mike Rich, CEO, Barnet Carers Trust
  • Martin Haines, Care Quality Commission
  • Louisa Songer, Public Health Strategy, London Borough of Barnet
  • Kauser Mukhtar, London Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Elena Barrasso, Department of Work and Pensions
  • Joyce Mbewe, Safeguarding Adults Board Business Manager.