Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board's objective is to protect vulnerable adults at risk from abuse in Havering.

Report a concern

Adult Social Services Safeguarding Adults Team 
Telephone: 01708 433550
Fax: 01708 432497

If there is immediate risk of serious harm then call the Police - Dial 999.

Learn about the Mental Capacity Act.

The next steps

  • the safeguarding adults team will receive the referral
  • they will see if it meets the threshold for Safeguarding adults
  • if it does they will investigate further
  • you may hear nothing. Don't be alarmed, it does not mean that nothing is being done

The board's responsibilities

The board has a responsibility to:

  • protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and significant harm
  • bring about positive outcomes for the vulnerable adults who live in Havering
  • bring about positive outcomes for the vulnerable adults outside the borough as a result of placement by Havering Council, Havering CCG or the East London NHS Foundation Trust

The board meets bi-monthly and their work includes:

  • reducing risk and preventing harm occurring to adults in vulnerable situations and reacting effectively should it happen
  • ensuring National policy and guidance are being adhered to locally (see documents of national policy)
  • determining local multi-agency policy and procedures (see documents for local policy)
  • co-ordinating activity between agencies
  • ensuring good communication with the public and raising awareness of how to recognise and refer concerns about vulnerable adults being harmed
  • monitoring and reviewing progress in safeguarding practices
  • developing ways of working, which will improve ability to support Havering residents across the community to live a life free from abuse
  • learning from lessons where people have not been adequately protected

Learn about the board's membership


The board also provides an extensive training programme on issues like

  • basic safeguarding awareness
  • domestic violence
  • self-neglect and hoarding
  • doorstep crime prevention
  • modern day slavery

For more details and information on how to book please view our training brochure below:

Training brochure

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