Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board

About the LSAB

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) promotes the well-being of adults who have care or support needs.

There are many types of abuse that the LSAB deals with. For definitions of the different types of abuse, read the care and support statutory guidance on GOV.uk

If you are a professional you can report a concern using our reporting form.

Our strategy

The vision of the LSAB is to make Lincolnshire a place where adults feel safe, secure and free from abuse or harm.

For details on how we plan to achieve this, read the LSAB Strategy 2018-2021.

To find out how well we are achieving our strategic aims, read our annual report.

Our partners

  • Boston Borough Council
  • Diocese of Lincoln
  • East Lindsey District Council
  • HWLincs
  • Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • HM Prison Lincoln
  • Lincoln City Council
  • Lincolnshire Care Association
  • Lincolnshire CCG
  • Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
  • Lincolnshire Police
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • National Probation Service
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • South Holland District Council
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • West Lindsey District Council

Our policies

Our policies and procedures are for all agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults. This includes professionals, volunteers and staff working in public, voluntary and private sector organisations.

View the LSAB policies and procedures document.

For more information about the LSAB email [email protected].

Safeguarding Adults Reviews

By law, a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) must take place when:

  • an adult dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected
  • and, there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect them

The purpose of a SAR is not to assign blame. It is to promote learning and improvements to prevent future deaths or serious harm.

Current reviews:

LSAB training

The LSAB offers safeguarding training to practitioners who work with adults and their families. 

The training is delivered face to face training and via e-learning courses.

The training identifies which groups of staff the training is appropriate for using the National Competency Framework for Safeguarding Children and adults.

The Safeguarding Adults Framework Evaluation (SAFE) tool aims to help staff and others. It supports them to evaluate, reflect and learn from practice when working to safeguard adults.

For training queries, email [email protected].

LSAB resources

There are tools available to support professionals in safeguarding adults within Lincolnshire:

Partnership information report

If you have information about a person at risk, please complete a Partnership Information Report. This is known locally as Operation Insignia.

It is a multi-agency system of sharing information with Lincolnshire Police. It helps to support vulnerable children and adults. 

Your information will help form a picture around their situation. It will also allow police to take further action in investigating an issue.

This could include but is not limited to information that is indicating:

  • child exploitation (criminal and sexual)
  • human trafficking
  • modern slavery
  • county lines
  • cuckooing
  • knife crime

Please note: this form is for low-level information only, to enable Lincolnshire Police to build a picture on concerns. It is in no way a method to report crimes. The right methods are: ringing 101 or 999, or using the online crime reporting system.

Complete a partnership information report

The report should be for matters at a lower level than you would notify the Police by ringing 999 or 101, but still important to share.

It is not to answer current safeguarding concerns or matters of urgency, and the form is not a means to ensure safeguarding actions. 

If it is about significant harm to a child or vulnerable adult, normal safeguarding procedures apply.

Once received Lincolnshire Police will grade the information based on reliability, accuracy and origin. 

Never assume someone else has passed on the information you have.

If you have any queries about completing the form, contact [email protected].

COVID-19

It’s a challenging time for most of us as the evolving pandemic is rapidly changing every aspect of our lives.

It should be recognised that this situation is exceptional, and is bound to impact on our wellbeing, resilience and mental health.

Our latest editions of Work Force Matters tackles some of the most important aspects: