Safeguarding Adults Executive Board Membership

The Safeguarding Adults Executive Board (SAEB) is a multi-agency partnership made up of senior representatives from a range of organisations, which provide leadership and strategic oversight of adult safeguarding work across the Bi-borough.

The Chair of the SAEB is Aileen Buckton. Aileen was appointed by the Bi-borough in consultation with the other statutory Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) members to ensure the Board’s work is prioritised and the business plans are agreed and acted upon. The role of the Chair enables the work of the SAEB to be implemented through negotiation, challenge and motivation, ensuring that all relevant partners recognise the safeguarding of adults as a key priority in their strategic development, policy formulation and operational performance.

The Care Act sets out that all Local Authorities must establish a SAB including core membership from the Local Authority, the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the Police.

In addition other partner agencies are involved in the work of SABs to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities and duties and reflect that safeguarding interventions can only be effective where there is collaboration and shared commitment.

Aileen Buckton - Independent Chair

Aileen Buckton
Independent Chair
Safeguarding Adults Executive Board

Board members are the senior ‘go to’ person in each of these organisations or services with lead responsibility for adult safeguarding. They bring their organisation’s adult safeguarding issues to the attention of the board, promote the board’s priorities and disseminate lessons learned throughout their organisation.

The board can also use its statutory authority to assist members to address barriers to effective safeguarding that may exist in their organisation, and between organisations. This will require the SAEB to develop and actively promote a culture with its members, partners and the local community that recognises the values and principles contained in ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’.

It should also concern itself with a range of issues which can contribute to the wellbeing of its community and the prevention of abuse and neglect, such as:

  • The safety of people who use services in local health settings, including mental health
  • The safety of adults with care and support needs living in social housing
  • Effective interventions with adults who self-neglect, for whatever reason
  • The quality of local care and support services
  • The effectiveness of prisons in safeguarding offenders
  • Making connections between adult safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • Supporting transition arrangements between Children and Families and Adult Social Care

There are senior representatives on the board, from the following organisations:

London Fire Brigade

Adult Social Care and Health

Metropolitan Police

North West London Collaboration Integrated Care System (NWL ICS)

Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)

National London Probation Service

Children’s Services (Local Authority)

Community Safety (Local Authority)

Westminster City Council

Housing (Local Authority)

Royal Brompton and Harefield HNS Foundation Trust

Department of Work & Pensions

Trading Standards

Public Health

Adult Social Care (Local Authority)

Local Account Group

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Healthwatch Central West London

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

The Advocacy Project

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea