SAB News

Please see below for the latest updates from the Safeguarding Adults Board. For news from the LSCB visit here

27 October 2017

Safeguarding Spotlight: Homelessness

Thursday 30 November 2017 – 3-4.30pm

This one and half hour briefing is provided by the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) to share the findings from a recent piece of quality assurance work which looked at the experiences of four individuals experiencing homeless in the city.

This work bought together professionals from agencies across the city to discuss the services and interventions provided to four actively homeless clients.

We considered both the strengths and difficulties of practice whilst exploring:

  • Evidence of multi-agency partnership working
  • Quality of information sharing
  • Evidence of client involvement  in decision making and care planning
  • Evidence of appropriate safeguarding actions taken –  referrals, escalation and consistency
  • Adherence to self neglect procedures
  • Information sharing

This event is part of the Safeguarding Sussex Week, and is presented in partnership with BHT. Book your place here

12 October 2017

Universal Credit Update 

Universal Credit will be rolled out in full in Brighton & Hove over the coming months. Universal Credit replaces Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based), Employment Support Allowance (income based), Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

This means that most working age people who make a new claim for benefits, or have a significant change of circumstances will claim Universal Credit, not the benefits they would claim now. Some single people are already able to claim Universal Credit.

The key differences between Universal Credit and current benefits are:

  • It has to be claimed and maintained online
  • The rent element will normally be paid to the person claiming, not their landlord
  • Payment will normally be made once a month to one person in the household.
  • The first payment will normally take at least six weeks but people can talk to the Jobcentre about asking for an advance payment
  • Help with housing costs for 18-21 year olds has been restricted to those that are deemed to be vulnerable

If any of these issues could cause problems for people it is very important that they tell the Jobcentre about them so they can be appropriately helped, this includes people with alcohol/drug problems and physical or mental health issues. The Jobcentre can advise about how a person can get help to go online, help with budgeting, find out about advance payments and about possible different ways of getting paid.

Brighton & Hove City Council have produced a booklet for professionals who support claimants who may be on benefits. It explains some of the main changes and where people can get additional help in Brighton & Hove: Universal Credit in Brighton & Hove

For more information on Universal Credit please visit 
For links to local information go to  

6 September 2017

Safeguarding Adults Conference

Join us on Friday 1 December 2017 for the 10th Annual SAB Conference. The day will have a mix of presentations and workshops designed to suit the wide range of people involved in safeguarding adults,

There are two key note speakers: Alison Powney from Daybreak will present on Family Group Conferencing, and Lynne Phair, Independent Consultant Nurse, will speak about Showing Care and Compassion in Difficult Situations. You will also be able to attend two workshops to further explore the and complement the learning from the presentations.

The conference is for all staff and managers who support adults at risk of abuse or neglect, including Adult Social Care, Health, Police, Community Safety Partnership, Housing, and not for profit and further relevant organisations.

To book your place please visit the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway. This event will be part of the Learning Together to Safeguard Sussex week, running from 27 November – 1 December 2017.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!



31 August 2017

Adult Safeguarding: Easy Read Leaflet

Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) have worked together with East Sussex SAB & West Sussex SAB to produce an easy read leaflet explaining clearly to adults with care and support needs what abuse and neglect is, and how to stay safe and get help.

The leaflet can be downloaded here: Easy Read Leaflet: What you can do if someone is abusing you or someone you know


7 April 2017

#WeStandTogether – One Voice Statement

Following the incident in Westminster on Thursday 23 March, the city’s One Voice partnership has reaffirmed its commitment for Brighton & Hove’s ‘city values’ based on pluralism, equality, fairness and respect for all.

One Voice brings together the council and Sussex Police with the city’s communities, faiths groups and minorities tackling racism, intolerance and extremism.

The statement contains information about the threat level, which has not changed following 22 March incident, and advice on reporting to the anti-terrorist hotline and reporting of hate incidents.

You can find the links to the statement on:

council website:

Community Safety website: