Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the Leeds Safeguarding Adults domain.

This website is run by the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • navigate most the website using a only a keyboard
  • navigate most the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most the website using speech recognition software
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some parts of our website do not have sufficient colour contrast between the text and background colour
  • Many images on our website do not have alternative text
  • Documents are not fully accessible

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, email

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations')

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Colour contrast

Our website has many instances of insufficient colour contrast between the text and the background colour. For example the placeholder text in the search bar has a contrast ratio of 4.03 against its background colour and the white text which reads "Doing nothing is not an option" on a light blue background on the homepage has a contrast ratio of 2.4. We must meet a minimum of 4.5:1. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast minimum (AA).

Multiple instances of the same ID

Each page on our website has multiple elements with the same ID value. A singular webpage may contain one ID per element but the value for each ID must be unique. The ID value specified multiple times is called "DataProvider". This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.1 parsing (A).  

Images with no alternative text

There are many images on our website with no alternative text. Alternative text is used to describe an image to users who are unable to see the image where an image is purely decorative the alt tag should be included but left empty. This fails 1.1.1 Non-text content (A).

Additional content for screen readers

On the page Independent mental capacity advocates we have included the attribute aria-labelled by on the container around the content. This should correlate to another component on the page that has a matching ID however it is missing. This fails 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).


We have removed over 150 documents from the website. However, many of our remaining documents are not accessible. Issues such as undefined page language, missing navigations, missing document titles and no use of bookmarks occur on most of our documents.


We plan to convert all pdf and Word documents to webpages by April 2021

We plan to either remove all forms or replace some with accessible digital versions by April 2021

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are currently in the process of moving this website to a new platform by the end of July 2021 and as part of this work we will fix the areas of non-compliance listed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 17 August 2020.

This website was last tested on the 5 May 2020. The test was carried out by the Web Design Team at Leeds City Council.

We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.

The pages we tested were: