Locality Safeguarding Adult Partnerships (LSAPs)
Norfolk has five locality safeguarding adults partnerships (LSAPs) across the county, based on western, southern, northern, eastern and central (Norwich) localities.
The purpose of these is to communicate and deliver key safeguarding adults objectives at a local level from the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board, and to provide a local view back to support effective development of NSAB plans.
The partnerships have representatives from a wide range of organisations in each local area, such as adult social care, community health, local councils, libraries, acute hospital trusts, charitable and voluntary organisations, Trading Standards, police and care providers.
The range of people in the LSAP needs to reflect the variety of agencies and their views, to help us all work together better to tackle safeguarding issues and raise awareness across all of Norfolk.
People who attend then share the information back into their own teams and organisations.
Each LSAP has two chair people (a leading chair and a co-chair) to lead the group in the work they do, and Norfolk County Council provide administrative support for consistent organisation of the meetings.
They meet every two months, and the agenda is structured to look at particular topics, giving a focus and inspiration for activity. Topics we've covered include Safeguarding v safety (the difference between s42 Care Act and preventative / protective care), looking at Norfolk Domestic Homicide review (DHR) Daisy (support for carers, recognising dementia, professional curiosity, Adult Exploitation (what this looks like in Norfolk / in practice), and Seldom Heard groups / communities (listening to quieter voices, how to reach in).
In December 2022 we also had a joint child / adult local partnership event looking at exploitation, considering public / professional perspectives, and how trauma informed approaches and use of our professional curiosity help us to work sensitively and effectively across the age ranges.
LSAPs would regularly have guest speakers to the face to face meetings, but often the topics they spoke on would have relevance across all five partnerships, not just the one. So we tried out a webinar programme back in 2021 to share the information and learning more efficiently across our county network - it was very successful, and we have now opened up attendance more widely. Have a look at our dedicated webinar page.
If you would like to know more, or come along to the LSAP in your area, just contact us.
See which LSAP covers your area:
Covers Norwich and some surrounding parishes. Covers two local council areas (Norwich City & Broadland).
Chair: Maria Plumb (Carers Matter Norfolk) and co chair: Alice Petch (team manager, Norwich locality, adult social care)
Meet Tuesday afternoons every other month.
Covers Great Yarmouth and surrounding parishes.
Chair: Lynn Manning (safeguarding team at JPUH).
Meet alternate Tuesday or Thursday mornings every other month.
Covers King’s Lynn town and west Norfolk. Links King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council and also part of Breckland (Thetford area).
The chair role is currently vacant.
The WLSAP meets on Wednesday mornings every other month.
Covers south Norfolk area. Linked to two local council areas (south Norfolk and part of Breckland).
Chairs are Steven Whitton (learning disability health team leader NCH&C) and Kerrie Gallagher (help hub and communities senior manager at South Norfolk and Broadland district council).
Meet Wednesdays (alternating morning and afternoon) every other month.
Covers north Norfolk area and some surrounding parishes. Linked to north Norfolk, Broadland and Norwich district councils.
Chairs: Anthea Blenkinsop (head of integrated care, adult social care)
Meet Thursday afternoons every other month.