Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. Find information about the services we provide, plus our annual reports and plans for the future.

Meet the Board

Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board includes representatives from Dudley Council, West Midlands Police, the NHS, West Midlands Fire Service, voluntary agencies plus independent sector groups who provide services for adults in Dudley.

Dudley Council is the lead agency for investigation and decision making in all cases where there are concerns about abuse of vulnerable adults. This is a complex area of work that requires close partnership working to protect vulnerable adults from abuse. It also requires a focus on the needs and wishes of the vulnerable adult.

The Board ensures that each agency works together to protect adults from abuse and the risk of abuse.

For further information about the Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board including the latest annual report and business plan, please see publications.

From April 2015 the board is a statutory body. The board has a jointly funded independent chair providing joint direction with Children Services.

Sub-Group Chairs
Safeguarding Adults Review Sub-Group: Jane Atkinson, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group

Quality and Performance Sub-Group: Santokh Dulai, Head of Dudley Disability Services, Dudley MBC

Policy and Workforce Sub-Group: Stephen Lonsdale, Head of Adult Safeguarding, Dudley MBC

Communications and Engagement Sub-Group: Andrea Crew, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Dudley

Online Safety Sub-Group: Katriona Lafferty, Community Safety Officer, DMBC Community Safety Team

Independent Chair - Liz Murphy -


Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust

Centre of Equality and Diversity

Clinical Commissioning Group

Dudley Council - People Directorate

Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

Dudley Group of Hospitals

Dudley MIND

Healthwatch Dudley

NHS England

Staffs and West Midlands Probation

West Midlands Care Association

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Police

Meeting Minutes

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View our recent publications.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Business Documentation