About The Safeguarding Adults Board

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made changes to our services for vulnerable adults to make sure that they are both effective and safe.

See further information about changes to services.


Protecting vulnerable adults.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board (BCPSAB) works to protect vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch 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
  • BCP 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.