Who are we?

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board (IOWSAB) is a statutory, multi-agency partnership committee, coordinated by the local authority, which gives strategic leadership for adult safeguarding, across the Isle of Wight. 

The IOWSAB is now a statutory requirement under the Care Act 2014. The Board has an Independent Chair whose prime duty is to ensure that all agencies – including the Isle of Wight council, the Police, NHS organisations, and the independent voluntary sector – work together to safeguard adults at risk of harm.

The IOWSAB is a strategic team, rather than an operational one.