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SAB Subgroups

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The East Sussex SAB is supported by a range of subgroups that are crucial in ensuring that the priorities set out in the SAB Strategic Plan are met.

Each subgroup has terms of reference and a work plan which details the areas of focus for that financial year.

These subgroups ensure that the work of the Board really makes a difference to local safeguarding practice and to the outcomes adults and their carers wish to achieve.

Find out more about the role of each subgroup below.

This group co-ordinates local safeguarding work and ensures the priorities of the SAB are put into place operationally. The group has a particular focus on ensuring that all contact with adults with care and support needs is based on shared responsibilities for responding to abuse and neglect and that the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal are embedded in safeguarding practice.

This group establishes effective systems for monitoring, reporting and evaluating performance across agencies, and links annual reporting to improvement planning. The group is responsible for coordinating multi-agency audits and the bi-annual self-assessment process.

The Performance, Quality and Audit Framework sets out the range of performance improvement and quality assurance tools which the subgroup uses to work with partner agencies to improve outcomes and experience in the context of safeguarding adults.

This group brings together representatives from the community and organisations who support people with disabilities, mental ill health and learning disabilities, together with older people and carers. The group enables two-way communication and exchange of information between the SAB and clients and carers to improve safeguarding experiences and inform policy development.

The SAB strategic plan has a strong focus on prevention, engagement and making safeguarding personal. The SAB Communication and Engagement Strategy sets out how we plan to achieve this objective.

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This group is responsible for delivering the objectives of the Sussex Learning and Development Strategy 2019 – 2022  and overseeing multi-agency training developments and delivery in key safeguarding matters.

This group consists of the statutory partners of the East Sussex SAB and meets monthly with the purpose of considering cases that may meet the criteria for a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) as set out within the Care Act and using the guidance outlined in the . The group is responsible for commissioning SARs or other multi-agency learning reviews, to ensure that lessons are learnt to improve the ways in which agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk.


This group consists of the statutory partners of the three SABs across Sussex, with the purpose of reviewing and updating the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures  in line with any policy and legal updates.