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Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board

LSAB Structure and Members

The current membership of the LSAB:

Governance and operational structure

The LSAB is a self-governing independent body with a set of legal responsibilities and duties which came into force on the 1st April 2015. The Board’s work is supported through the activities of four sub-groups which focus on key work streams to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. The membership of these sub-groups includes representatives from local organisations as well as the organisations represented on the LSAB itself.

The governance of the Board and sub-groups is supported by Chief Officers from the following organisations: Lewisham Council, Metropolitan Police Service, NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, Joint Commissioning for Lewisham, Public Health for Lewisham and the Chair of the Board.

The LSAB currently provides the Annual Report to the Healthier Communities Select Committee of the Council in order to provide assurance of how well safeguarding adults is progressing in Lewisham and to identify any areas of concern or challenge. In addition, the Annual Report is shared with the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Board, which is a multi-agency group with statutory responsibilities.

Diagram of Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board and Sub-groups

LSA Structure 2019-20

The LSAB Compact and Strategic Business Plan 2019-2020 describes how these organisations and their representatives on the Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) will work together in partnership to safeguard the residents of Lewisham in 2019-20. It is based on the statutory functions of Safeguarding Adults Boards as set out in the Care and Support Statutory Guidance, issued and updated from time to time by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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