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. Diagram 1 shows the sub-groups that report to the LSAB directly and link to the LSAB Executive Core Group (ECG) as part of the governance process.
The governance of the Board and sub-groups is supported by the Executive Core Group (ECG). Members of the Executive Core Group are Chief Officers from the following organisations: Lewisham Council, the Metropolitan Police Service, Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham NHS Trust, Joint Commissioning for Lewisham, Public Health for Lewisham and the Chair of the Board. The LSAB Executive Core Group meets three times a year to review the effectiveness of the partnership arrangements supporting safeguarding adults work in Lewisham. It also assists with resolving any barriers to this work and keeps a strategic view on the work of the LSAB. The sub-groups can also bring issues to the attention of the ECG with the agreement of the LSAB Chair.
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. The Care Act 2014 implementation is likely to evolve these relationships further.
Diagram of Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board and Sub-groups