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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 – 18th July 2023

Below are the presentations  from the SAL Networking event that took place on the 18th July 2023

icn_pdf SAL Network Event Presentation 18 07 23

SAL Networking Event – 28th September 2022 – Spotlight on Financial Abuse

Below are the presentations  from the SAL Networking event that took place on the 28th September 2022

icn_pdf Hampshire Police Fraud Presentation 28 09 22



icn_pdf 4LSAB Safer Recruitment Guidance (June 2023)

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