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Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board

LSAB Structure and Members

The current membership of the LSAB:

  • Age UK Lewisham and Southwark

  • Department for Work and Pensions – South London District

  • Healthwatch Lewisham

  • Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

  • Lewisham Adult Social Care

  • Lewisham Children & Young People’s services

  • Lewisham Speaking Up

  • Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN)

  • Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

  • Lewisham Housing Directorate

  • Lewisham Adult Integrated Commissioning

  • Lewisham Public Health

  • Lewisham Safer Communities

  • Lewisham Strategic Housing Services

  • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

  • London Fire Brigade

  • Metropolitan Police Service, Lewisham (South East BCU)

  • National Probation Service, Lewisham and Bromley

  • NHS South East London Integrated Care Service and Board

  • South East London MIND

  • South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • 999 Club

Governance and operational structure

The LSAB is responsible for ensuring organisations are meeting their safeguarding obligations effectively and will hold them to account if they are not.

  • As individuals, Board members are accountable to their own agencies but the Board as a whole will be accountable to the Department of Health and Social Care, and provides reports locally to the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Healthier Communities Select Committee. Its work may be scrutinised periodically by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and is liable to be inspected at any time by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • The Board, through the independent chair, is accountable to the Chief Executive of the Local Authority, the Chief Executive of the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the Borough Commander of Police.
  • These Executive Group of agencies may periodically meet to discuss the strategic direction of the Board, and additionally invite the London Fire Brigade Borough Commander, Chief Executive of Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, and Chief Executive of the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to join this group.

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board Structure

 Image of LSAB Structure 2024-2025

The LSAB Compact and Strategic Business Plan 2024-2025 describes how these organisations and their representatives on the Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) will work together in partnership to safeguard the residents of Lewisham in 2024-25. It is based on the statutory functions of Safeguarding Adults Boards as set out in the Care and Support Statutory Guidance, issued and updated from time to time by the Department of Health and Social Care.


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