The Board meets every 3 months.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Safeguarding Adults Board (BCPSAB) is made up of statutory and voluntary organisations and has been established to oversee Safeguarding Adults work and promote well-being across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

 The board make sure:

  • There is good communication with the public and staff, and they know how to recognise and report harm to adults at risk.
  • Agencies work together to reduce risk, prevent harm and protect adults at risk
  • National policy and guidance are being followed locally
  • Local policy and procedures are agreed and followed
  • Activities between agencies are co-ordinated.
  • Joint training is encouraged and arranged
  • Safeguarding practices are improved, monitored and reviewed
  • Ways of working are developed which will improve the support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents receive across the community to live a life free from abuse.
  • Lessons are learned when people have not been adequately protected
  • People who use services and carers are listened to and their views influence practice

The Safeguarding Adults Board works with other Boards to improve the safety of residents, such as the BCP Learning Disability Partnership, BCP Community Safety Partnership and Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership.

The Safeguarding Adults Board produces an Annual Report. It reports to the Overview and Scrutiny Committees of the Council as well as local Strategic Partnerships.

Get Involved

We are looking for a VCS Involvement Partner to sit on the networks and forums to feed up to the strategic boards. The VCS Involvement Partner will be fully supported by CAN and will have access to our support, expertise and advocacy – along with our extensive contacts, enabling easy dissemination of information and the use of CAN Networks and forums ensuring they are well informed. To read more about our vision for community led VCS representation and find out about becoming a VCS Involvement Partner, follow the link below. 

VCS Involvement Partners