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About Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board

Safeguarding agencies across Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral are working together to ensure that adults are able to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect.  From April 2017 the existing Safeguarding Adults Boards in these areas have formed the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board to work together to achieve more effective and personalised safeguarding . The new combined board has been running for twelve months and has built on the work of the previous Safeguarding Adults Boards and the valued contributions of partner agencies.

Using the experiences and advice of our communities together with the expertise of its’ members, the Board leads adult safeguarding arrangements and oversees and coordinates the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of its member and partner agencies. Existing board contributors are encouraged to continue to offer their expertise to this progression through their respective organisation.

Should you have cause to alert us towards incidents of abuse please continue to use the contacts supplied by your local council, which remain unchanged, as do the existing safeguarding procedures within each local authority area.

The combined authority is committed to effective communication between communities, professionals and partners, so regular updates will be published as the board develops. The link below takes you to a short presentation on the work of the board:

Merseyside SAB Presentation

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Sue Redmond, Independent Chair of the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board

A handbook for members of the board is available for reference here:

Members Handbook Final 2018