Links to other boards and partnerships

The SAB should agree how it will work effectively with other boards and partners including:

Some local authorities have decided to have a joint chair of both their adult and children safeguarding boards to promote joint working. Some have established a joint adult and children safeguarding board, but generally these have not been considered effective and have not been retained.

Several SABs have developed joint protocols with their local health and wellbeing and safeguarding children boards. Examples of this are protocols developed in Slough/Leicestershire and Hertfordshire. These make explicit:

Many of these protocols are now being reviewed to see if they can be extended to include other local multi-agency partnerships such as community safety partnerships and domestic abuse forums.

In many areas, agencies that are members of more than one of the above partnerships are represented by the same member of staff.

Issues to consider include: