Safeguarding Adult Lead (SAL) Network Area

This area of the website has been set up specifically for nominated safeguarding adult leads.  It contains a wide range of practice guidance and tools to support the Safeguarding Adult Lead in their role.

The Safeguarding Adult Lead (SAL) takes the lead on safeguarding for their organisation and should be:

  • Someone with authority in the group such as a manager or team leader
  • A paid member of staff if possible
  • Checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Have at least two references which are followed up.

Responsibilities of the SAL can be viewed in the HSAB Safeguarding Adult Lead Role Profile.

It is not the responsibility of the Safeguarding Adult Lead to decide whether a person has been abused or not – that is the responsibility of statutory agencies such as adult social care or the police. However keeping adults safe is everybody’s business and all staff should know who to go to and how to report any concerns they may have about an adult being harmed or at risk of being harmed.

SAL Networking Event – 17th October 2019

Below are the presentation and case studies from the SAL Networking event that took place on the 17th October 2019.

icn_pdf SAL Event Presentation 17th October 2019


Topic Day: Spotlight on Self-Neglect – 15th May 2019

Below are the presentations  from the Spotlight on Self-Neglect event that took place on the 15th May 2019.

icn_pdf Engaging and Intervening with people who self-neglect

icn_pdf An introduction to The Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework

icn_pdf Self Neglect and Multi-Agency Risk Management

SAL Networking Event – 3rd October 2018

Below are the presentations  from the SAL Networking event that took place on the 3rd October 2018.

icn_pdf SAL MASH presentation

icn_pdf SAL – Fire Death Analysis presentation

icn_pdf SAL – HSAB Presentation

SAL Networking Event – 12th April 2018

Below are the presentations  from the SAL Networking event that took place on the 12th April 2018.

icn_pdf Professor Suzy Braye – Engaging and intervening with people who self-neglect and what works

icn_pdf Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework  Presentation 12th April 2018

icn_pdf Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Presentation



HSAB Safeguarding Adult Lead Role Profile

HSAB Organisational Safeguarding Self Audit Action Plan Template

HSAB Organisational Safeguarding Audit Tool (Voluntary and independent sector version)

HSAB Guidance on writing a Safeguarding Adult Policy

HSAB Care Act 2014 Implementation Top 20 Checklist

Hampshire and IOW Safeguarding Adults Learning and Development Strategy May 2015