Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

The Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board (KSAB) led by Kirklees Council is a multi-agency partnership. The board has a key role in promoting the safeguarding agenda so that safeguarding is a responsibility for everyone.

The KSAB works within the framework of the law and statutory guidance to strategically assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements and partners act to help and protect adults in Kirklees who have or may have care and support needs and who are experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect in line with the requirements made in the Care Act 2014.

Purpose of the board

The KSAB ensures the multi-disciplinary coordination of referral, enquiry, assessment, planning, intervention and case review of services to vulnerable adults who have been or are at risk of being abused. One of the main aims of the board is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of the work of each partner agency in relation to safeguarding. The board monitors the work of each partner agency.


The Safeguarding Adults Board is chaired by an Independent Chair and membership to the Board includes representation from the following agencies:

Board structure, strategic plan, constitution and annual report

Board minutes

The Board meets four times in a year and the meeting minutes are available below.

Safeguarding adults reviews (SAR) reports and improvement plans

A Safeguarding Adults Review is carried out when an adult at risk dies or has experienced serious neglect or abuse, and there is concern that agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.

A Safeguarding Adults Review is a multi-agency learning process. It aims to:

  • identify and promote good practice
  • encourage effective learning
  • make recommendations for future practice so that deaths or serious harm can be prevented from happening again


Adult abuse - summary

Domestic abuse

Self-neglect and hoarding

Modern slavery and human trafficking

Forced marriage

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)


Restorative Justice


Hate crime


Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board Summer 2018 Newsletter

Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board Spring 2017 Newsletter

Network events

Financial abuse

Professional curiosity

Dignity in care

Pyjamas optional

Report abuse and whistleblowing

Report abuse or neglect of an adult at risk

Report a concern to CQC if you are a member of staff

Contact Safeguarding Adults Partnership Team

Do not use these contact details if you are concerned that an adult at risk living in Kirklees is being abused. Instead, if you are concerned that an adult at risk living in Kirklees is being abused, you should see Report abuse or neglect of an adult at risk

The Safeguarding Adults Partnership Team supports the work of the Board, if you need to make contact with regards the Board, contact:

  • Safeguarding Adults Partnership Team
  • Address 3rd Floor, Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1NF
  • Phone 01484 221717 (Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm)