Our structure and governance

The Safeguarding Adults Board meets on a quarterly basis and is supported by an Executive group and a number of multi-agency subgroups, which convene regularly to progress the ambitions and strategic priorities of the Board.

The primary purpose of the subgroups are set out below:

Learning and Development Subgroup:

to provide a multi-agency perspective of safeguarding adults’ training, learning and development needs, and ensure lessons are learnt and used to inform policy or procedures.


Policy and Procedures Subgroup:

to produce, maintain, develop and review policy, procedures and guidance to improve outcomes for adults at risk in Somerset.


Quality Assurance Subgroup:

to establish and maintain performance arrangements for the Board, and quality assure local practice.


Safeguarding Adults Review Subgroup:

to ensure the Board meets its statutory requirements in relation to commissioning Safeguarding Adults Reviews.

Mental Capacity Act Subgroup:

to develop and monitor guidance and best practice in relation to the Act and associated legislation and guidance.