The Board exists to protect adults at risk from abuse, significant harm or neglect. We will achieve this through strategic leadership and collective accountability.

The Multi-agency safeguarding adults policy and Multi-agency safeguarding adults procedures sets out the locally adopted procedures used by Dorset Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and all the member agencies.

The Advocare Independent Investigation documents can be found on the Safeguarding Adults Review (SARs) page, underneath the Purbeck Serious Case Audit section.

The Dorset Safeguarding Adults Board works with partner agencies across the Dorset Council area. Many of these agencies are currently occupied with the ever-changing challenges brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below are links to guidance from the UK government, the NHS and Dorset Council for your information:

Carer Support Dorset

Coronavirus - GOV.UK latest advice

Coronavirus - NHS latest advice

Coronavirus - Dorset Council latest advice

Coronavirus - Volunteering and Getting Support

The Safeguarding Adults Board remains staffed, however some of our business is impacted upon by the coronavirus pandemic.

You can still contact us at Please bear with us during this busy time if there is a delay in responding to you.


Report abuse

If you know someone is being abused, or think they may be, you can report it to us.

Dorset Safeguarding Adults Board

Tel: 01305 221016
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