Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board
Last updated 7 March 2022
The Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) includes members from:
- the council
- the police
- the NHS
- independent care providers
- the voluntary sector
It's aim is to make sure that all vulnerable adults in Stockport remain safe, and that any alleged cases of abuse are investigated. The board makes sure all organisations work together and have the same procedures and policies in place to make sure vulnerable adults are protected.
Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)
Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) aim to determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in a case may have done differently to prevent harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learned from the case, and those lessons applied to future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals
To make an application for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, or to request a review, visit the Safeguarding Adults in Stockport website.
The Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board recognises that responding to issues of adult protection regarding adults at risk can be complex. The Care Act 2014 requires safeguarding measures to stop abuse, and prevent harm and neglect to adults with care and support needs.
Harm levels have now been introduced with information and guidance for service providers in Stockport.