Search site

How is Adult Safeguarding managed in Swansea?

Information about the work of the Western Bay Safeguarding Adults Board

On a local level, the Western Bay Safeguarding Adults BoardOpens new window  (WBSAB) members and the organisations they represent are committed through partnership working to protecting vulnerable adults from abuse. The WBSAB meets on a quarterly basis.

The WBSAB works in partnership with statutory, voluntary and independent agencies in Swansea to implement the Wales Interim Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse (Social Care Wales)Opens new window from abuse neglect and inappropriate care. This policy guides the safeguarding work of all those concerned with the welfare of vulnerable adults employed in the statutory, third (voluntary) and private sectors, in health, social care, the police and other services.

The original policy was developed as a result of Welsh Government (WG) guidance, 'In Safe Hands' (2000). The interagency policy was revised and re-launched in March 2005. In November 2010, this changed to the Wales Interim Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from AbuseOpens new window , which was updated in January 2013.

Proposals outlined in the Social Services (Wales) Act make provisions for a statutory basis for adult protection, for stronger national direction and to establish clearer links between child and adult protection. The Western Bay Adult Safeguarding Board works closely with the Western Bay Children Safeguarding Board on safeguarding arrangements.

More information about the management of Adult Safeguarding in Wales is available at the Social Services Improvement AgencyOpens new window website

For information about the Western Bay Safeguarding Board, for Children and Adults, contact 01639 686049


How do I let you know if I have a concern?

The central point of access is managed by the Common Access Point for Health and Social Care with referrals passed on to the appropriate service area team.

You can ring us or email us.

  • Telephone:  01792 636854   Someone is on duty 8.30 - 5.00 Monday - Thursday and 8.30 - 4.30 on Friday.
Powered by GOSS iCM