Southampton Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)

Southampton Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) is a group of partner organisations who come together to co-ordinate their work. The aim of the board is to help and protect adults at risk of harm (safeguarding) in Southampton. We also promote the wellbeing of adults, ensuring that safeguarding activities are of a high quality and in line with the Care Act 2014.

‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ is at the heart of the Southampton LSAB, working with adults at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

The LSAB is led by an Independent Chair, Fiona Bateman. The Safeguarding Board team support the LSAB and Southampton Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Welcome from the Chair – Fiona Bateman

“I was appointed as Independent Chair in January 2014 and my role is to support the effective operation of the LSAB, to ensure that it achieves its objectives by developing clear, evidence based priorities and identify targeted actions required by partners to constantly improve multi-agency working.

In addition, as an Independent Chair, I am able to offer constructive challenge to drive continued improvement in the work of all agencies responsible for providing protection and support to adults at risk in Southampton. If you would like to find out more about our work on the LSAB please contact me using the details below.”

023 8083 2995

Safeguarding Adults Multi Agency Policy, Guidance & Toolkit 2016

The Safeguarding Adults Boards of Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, known as the 4LSABs, have jointly developed a local multi-agency safeguarding adults policy, guidance & toolkit. This has been developed to help local professionals and services to put the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and the Department of Health Statutory Guidance in place.

In addition to the document below, guidance specific to each Local Authority area will be developed separately, if you would like to contribute to this work please contact us.

Further LSAB documents and information

LSAB Sub Groups

Partner agencies

The LSAB is made up of local agencies that are either statutory (as described in the Care Act) or non-statutory partners including:

  • Southampton City Council including Adult Services, Housing, Children and Families Services
  • Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • The Local Community Rehabilitation Company
  • National Probation Service
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Healthwatch
  • Southampton Voluntary Services
  • NHS England
  • University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Central Ambulance Service
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

For further information about the function of the boards and links to local training and guidance please visit the Southampton LSAB website.