The Safeguarding Adults Executive Board

The Safeguarding Adults Executive Board (SAEB) protects and promotes adults' rights to live independent lives, in safety and free from abuse and neglect. The board is independently chaired by Aileen Buckton and covers both City of Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

SAEB is a partnership of organisations working together to prevent abuse and neglect, and where someone experiences abuse or neglect, to respond in a way that supports their choices and wellbeing.  

Our values

Courage

SAEB believes that to acknowledge abuse or neglect, to shine a light on it and to face the consequences despite our natural reluctance, takes great courage.

Compassion

The board promotes compassion in our dealings with people who have experienced abuse and neglect, and in our dealings with one another, especially when we make mistakes. It promotes a culture of learning rather than blame.

Accountability

Board members are accountable to each other, and to the people we serve.

Objectives

SAEB raises awareness of safeguarding with the help of our community and voluntary groups, especially the Local Account Group and the Safeguarding Adults Reference Group.

People have the right to live free from harm, in communities that: 

  • have a culture that does not tolerate abuse
  • work together to prevent abuse
  • know what to do when abuse happens

The board will work with committed staff and partners to put the safety and wellbeing of all our residents first, fully listening to what they have to say, and spearheading best practice.

Contact

If you are concerned that an adult may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect from either themselves, an individual or an organisation, please make contact with social services.

Email: adultsocialcare@westminster.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7641 2176 (office hours) or 020 7641 6000 (out-of-hours)

Or, for general queries and comments about the Safeguarding Adults Executive Board, in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea, please email makingsafeguardingpersonal@rbkc.gov.uk.

Further reading

Care Act 2014

SAEB Annual Report 2018/19 (including strategic plans for 2019/20)

How decisions are made about Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Last updated: 8 July 2020