The Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) became a statutory body in April 2015.
To improve scrutiny and challenge we have an independent chair. This is Sir Paul Ennals. The three statutory members of the Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Board are:
In Gateshead we recognise the importance of partnership working. The wider board membership includes:
We also have an independent lay person on our Board who has an important role in relation to providing challenge and posing questions that professionals closely involved in the work of the Board may not necessarily think of asking.