About The Safeguarding Adults Board

Protecting vulnerable adults

The Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board (BPSAB) works to protect vulnerable adults in Bournemouth and Poole. Their work includes:

  • Stopping vulnerable adults from being harmed, and reacting effectively when it happens
  • Making sure national policy is being followed locally
  • Deciding local policy
  • Sorting activity between agencies
  • Supporting joint training
  • Raising awareness of how to recognise and share concerns about vulnerable adults
  • Observing and reviewing safeguarding practices

The board makes quarterly and annual reports about what it does.

Who’s on the board

  • Barrie Crook, Independent Chair
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Poole Borough Council

Health services on the board

  • NHS Bournemouth & Poole
  • Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust
  • Bournemouth & Poole Community Health Services
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service

Emergency services on the board

  • Dorset Police
  • Dorset Probation Service
  • Dorset Fire & Rescue Services

Serious Case Reviews

A Serious Case Review (SRC) helps the Board and its partners to study and learn from difficult safeguarding cases, where there’s been death, serious injury, abuse or neglect.