About Us

The Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board is a statutory body established under the Care Act 2014. 

The Board works with partner agencies across the city to safeguard adults with care and support needs from abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

The vision statement of the Board is:

'Leeds - A safe place for everyone'

The role of the Board is  to lead safeguarding arrangements across their locality and oversee and coordinate the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of its member and partner agencies.

Safeguarding Adults Boards have specific duties and responsibilities as set out in the Care Act. These include three core duties.
Safeguarding Board's must:

  1. Develop and publish a strategic setting out how they will meet their objectives 
  2. Publish an annual report 
  3. Commission safeguarding adults reviews (SARs) for any cases which meet the criteria for these.

You can read about the Board's work in these areas on the following pages.

It is important to note that the Board is a strategic body, and it is through the work of member agency that actions are taken to support individuals to be safe. In particular, safeguarding concerns should be reported to Adult Social Care who will work with their partners to support the person at risk of abuse, neglect or self-neglect. For information about how to do this, please follow this link to the Adults Social Care website: Worried about someone

The Board includes senior representatives from the following organisations: 
  • Leeds City Council: Adults & Health,
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • HMPPS: Probation Service
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • Leeds City Council: Housing
  • Advonet, representing the third sector.

  • The Board appointed an Independent Chair: Richard Jones CBE to lead, support and challenge the Board to achieves its ambitions for people in Leeds.