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 covered over the last 12 months include safeguarding language (use of words such as 'vulnerable' or 'concern' for example, and how a shared language helps us communicate better), organisational safeguarding (how do we recognise and challenge poor practice while keeping good working relationships), and safer cultures (considering how the LSAPs have supported attendees to promote safer working environments and practice).
Regular updates will be posted here to promote the hard work of the LSAPs.
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 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 what we have done and have planned for 2022 on the 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)
Meet Tuesday afternoons every other month.
Covers Great Yarmouth and surrounding parishes.
Chairs: Sue Robinson (Early Help Hub Manager GYBC) and Lynn Manning (safeguarding team at JPUH).
Meet 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).
We are currently looking for a new chair person and a new co chair for the western LSAP. If you are interested in promoting effective partnership working and strengthening safeguarding adults in your local area, or would like more information about what is involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet 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: Nina Savory (Head of Integrated Care - Northern) and Katherine Audus (Adult Social Care Team Manager).
Meet Thursday afternoons every other month.