Safeguarding Adults Board

If you are concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect, please contact Social Care Direct on 020 8359 5000 or email

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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 2023-26 (PDF 294 KB) and Annual Report 2022-23 (PDF 731 KB)
  • 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.

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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 (PDF 313 KB) sets out the role, membership and governance arrangements for the SAB.

Useful links:

Access to Justice: Delivering Restorative Justice for Learning Disability and Autism (LDA) hate crime

Short films on Disability Hate Crime and Restorative Justice.


Findings from Financial Abuse Survey

Our staff at the Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS have produced guides following the SAR and Serious Incident reports about referrals to community or voluntary sector support. These reports found that failing to consider a person’s executive capacity before referral may increase the risk of abuse or neglect, including self-neglect. To assist practitioners in considering a client’s executive functioning and ability to take up the offer before referral, we have made a guide with tools and information on local support available. This is part of their risk assessment process.

Practitioners should usually follow up with both their client and the service about any referrals to ensure that adults with care and support needs are accessing appropriate levels of support and to prevent safeguarding risks. 

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

Barnet Safeguarding Adults Board Lunch and Learn

On the last Tuesday of each month Barnet SAB  host ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions for practitioners across our partnership workforce. We would welcome anyone working within voluntary, community, faith organisation and statutory bodies who support adults to stay safe. These sessions will run from 12 to 1pm to explore a range of safeguarding issues.

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Lunch and Learn Documents:

Report into Transitional Safeguarding

In Barnet our Safeguarding Adults Board and Children Partnership have come together. This is to review how we identify those young people at risk, what support we currently offer and explore opportunities. So that we can share effective and promising practises to impact young people’s lives. Helping them to stay safe into adulthood.

Priority actions have been identified and will be monitored through the Vulnerable Adolescents Community Partnership as all the necessary local authority, health, police and VCS stakeholders are represented. The progress of the action plan will go back to the Performance and Quality Assurance arm of the BSCP. The annual Vulnerable Adolescents strategy will report on this.

Our thanks to all that have contributed to this review and most importantly to the young people that have engaged with the review and shared their experiences.

Check the report (PDF 1.0 MB)

Support for Voluntary Community Sector organisations

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
  • Keely Parnaby, Deputy CEO, Inclusion Barnet ( Co-Chair)
  • Dawn Wakeling, Executive Director Communities, Adults and Health, London Borough of Barnet
  • James Mass, Director of Adult Social Care, London Borough of Barnet
  • Peter Johnson, Borough Commander, London Fire Brigade
  • Dawn Bailey, Head of Safeguarding, Royal Free London Trust
  • Carol Moyo,  Managing Director, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lucy Naden , Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults North Central London Integrated Care Board
  • Trish Stewart, Associate Director of Safeguarding ,Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Nina Bharania, Safeguarding Adult and Mental Health Lead, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Julie Riley, Director of Care and Support, Barnet Group
  • Sukhdeep Kanwar, Detective Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police
  • Detective Chief Inspector Tony Bellis, Metropolitan Police
  • Ryan Kerby,  Station Commander, London Fire Brigade
  • Dr Raju Raithatha, Safeguarding Adults GP
  • Ray Booth, CEO, Barnet Mencap
  • Monica Przyzycka, Head of Safeguarding, Access and Occupational Therapy, London Borough of Barnet
  • Carol Baxter, Head of Service Quality and Prevention and Principal Social Worker
  • Julie Pal, CEO, Community Barnet
  • Mike Rich, CEO, Barnet Carers Trust
  • Graham Conway, Safeguarding Team Manager London Borough of Barnet
  • Karen Lucas, Head of Housing Options, Barnet Homes
  • Louisa Songer, Public Health Strategy, London Borough of Barnet
  • Koreen Logie, Head of Service, London Probation Service
  • Joyce Mbewe, Safeguarding Adults Board Business Manager.