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Safeguarding adults board

The safeguarding adults partnership team (SAPT) works with social work and NHS colleagues and supports investigations into the abuse of vulnerable adults in Southwark.

  • The SAPT monitors and records vulnerable adult abuse data, in compliance with Department of Health and Action on Elder Abuse guidance.
  • The SAPT uses vulnerable adult abuse data to develop reports and other statistics. These help us to target the most common types and causes of abuse.
  • The SAPT aims to create awareness amongst the public about adult abuse and inform people where to go for help.
  • The SAPT supports the work of the safeguarding adults partnership board (SAPB).

Safeguarding adults partnership board (SAPB)

National guidance requires each local authority to establish a safeguarding adults partnership. The Southwark SAPB is a formal organisation. Members are from across health and social care, police, users and carer representatives.

The SAPB is supported by the SAP Team (SAPT).


  • To ensure that vulnerable adults in Southwark can live free from abuse.
  • To determine the safeguarding adults strategy, implement effective inter-team working and ongoing publicity.

More information on the board

The SAPB is a partner of the Southwark Alliance, which combines the work of agencies and communities towards common goals. Visit the SAPB page on the Southwark Alliance website.


The SAPB is made up of representatives from the following groups

  • Independent chair
  • Stakeholder representatives
  • Commissioning
  • Statutory sector senior managers
  • Voluntary sector senior managers
  • Metropolitan Police
  • NHS representatives

The group meets quarterly and minutes and agendas are available by contacting the Safeguarding adults team.

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Safeguarding Adults Team

Address: PO Box 64529

Tel: 020 7525 1754

Fax: 020 7525 1711



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Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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