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ESSAB Independent Chair

The East Sussex SAB is led by our Independent Chair, supported by a SAB Development Manager and Administrator.


Seona Douglas

Seona Douglas is the ESSAB Independent Chair. Seona leads the SAB’s quarterly meetings and her role includes:

  1. Providing support and effective leadership to the Board, overseeing core tasks including the Strategic Plan and Annual Report.
  2. Promoting a collaborative learning culture between Board members which ensures that learning from SARs and other areas of work is embedded in practice.
  3. Making sure that the voices of people who need care and support and their families are heard and that the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal are central to the work of the Board.

Contact Us

You can connect with the East Sussex SAB in a number of ways:



01273 335 277

Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 4.30pm




County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes, East Sussex


Please do not use these contact details to raise a safeguarding concern.

To raise a concern about an adult please call 0345 60 80 191 or email Health and Social Connect.

Professionals and members of the public can also use this ESCC contact form accessed via the East Sussex County Council website

In an emergency, contact the police via 999. You can also contact the police on 101 for non-emergency situations.