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.

Contact Us


Bournemouth Care Direct

01202 454979


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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