Safeguarding Adult Boards – Funding and staff

Schedule 2.2 of the Care Act provides a power for the members of a SAB to:

A SAB will require resources to fulfil its legal responsibilities to:

A SAB will also require resources to meet and function as a local partnership, including:

Members of a SAB are expected to support the board in its work but no formula has been established for the total budget a SAB might need, nor the contributions to be expected from each member. SABs will need to determine their own local arrangements.

The Care Act 2014 and the Statutory Guidance for SABs do not specify any posts which should be established except the board chair. Some SABs and many local safeguarding children boards have a business manager and/or a business team.

Issues to consider include: