35 Safeguarding Adults Boards
This clause requires a local authority to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), to bring together key organisations in an area with functions relevant to adult safeguarding. Further details about SABs are set out in Schedule 1.
(1) Each local authority must establish a Safeguarding Adults Board (an “SAB”) for its area.
(2) The objective of an SAB is to help and protect adults in its area in cases of the kind described in section 34(1).
(3) The way in which an SAB must seek to achieve its objective is by co-ordinating
and ensuring the effectiveness of what each of its members does.
(4) An SAB may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of achieving its objective.
(5) Schedule 1 (which includes provision about the membership, strategy and annual report of an SAB) has effect.
(6) Two or more local authorities may exercise their respective duties under subsection (1) by establishing an SAB for their combined area; and, where they do so, in this section, section 36 and Schedule 1—
(a) a reference to the authority establishing the SAB is to be read as a reference to the authorities establishing it, and
(b) a reference to the SAB’s area is a reference to the combined area.